In 2013, CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center (CVRMC) selected the Sky Center/NMSIP as the leading community agency to deliver wraparound, therapeutic, and non-traditional services for children and adolescents referred from CSVRMC and its associated medical clinics. Many of the youth seen have acute behavioral health issues stemming from drug and alcohol abuse, including prescription drugs; childhood trauma; depression and anxiety; and suicidal thoughts. A multitude of preventative care services are provided: family and group counseling, identification and fostering of mentoring relationships, parent coaching, connection to primary care and medication management.

To make a referral to the Adolescent HUGS program fax or call:

The Sky Center: 505-473-6191 or

Robert Kristy, LCSW, Adolescent HUGS Coordinator: 505-699-0605

The Sky Center Fax: 505-983-0833

If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

You can also text HELP to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.



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