CHRISTUS St. Vincent Announces Adolescent HUGS Initiative and Partnership with the New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project’s SKY Center

SF-Teens-FINALCHRISTUS ST. Vincent Regional Medical Center (CVRMC) loves Santa Fe’s young people and is committed to supporting families through the challenges they face. In this spirit, on January 1, 2014, a new initiative and partnership was launched with one of Santa Fe’s respected non-profits, SKY Center, a subsidiary of the New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project. CSVRMC has linked with SKY Center to offer top-notch, wrap-around, therapeutic and non-traditional services for individuals under the age of twenty-two, including individual and group counseling, identification and fostering of mentoring relationships, parent coaching, connection to primary care and medication management. These services will be offered free of charge, and are tailored to address the complex issues many adolescents in our community are grappling with like depression, thoughts of suicide, abuse, violence, addiction, fractured family relationships and other obstacles which threaten their bright futures. This initiative was launched by the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Department of Community Health. Adolescent HUGS (High Utilizer Group Services)

If you would like any additional information about Adolescent HUGS or are concerned about an adolescent in our community, please contact Bob Kristy, SKY’s Adolescent Family Care Coordinator at rekristy@gmail.com or through the SKY Center at 505 473-6191.