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he Lincoln County Community Health Council, established in 1994, has a mission to promote and strengthen the health, wellbeing and quality of life for Lincoln County and Mescalero residents.

The council is made up of 25-plus members and meets the first Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m. at the Community United Methodist Church. Meetings are open to the public and new membership is encouraged. Youth Engagement is a positive and creative effort to educate youth on teen issues and inspire responsible behaviors. These issues range from suicide, drug use, bullying, dating violence, drinking and driving and many others. Annual activities of this committee include the MAZE of life, an interactive health fair for area eighth graders, and Natural Helpers (pg. 17). C.H.A.N.G.E. (Community Healing Addiction Through Networking, Guidance and Education) is organized to address the opioid crisis in our region (pg. 24) and meets the last Tuesday of the month. Access to Care is working to understand community needs and connect residents with services. Educating the public on Full Spectrum Medicine (alternative, complementary, holistic) and understanding transportation and behavioral health opportunities and barriers defines

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DIRECTORY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8 Articles: Putting care in healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 An unexpected benefit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 My screen and me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Trauma and addiction: Hope versus Shame . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Health services for a healthy community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Caring for the caregiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 The power of teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Healthy Kids Healthy Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

their work. They are partnering with Stronger Economies Together, The Youth Summit, and others to bridge the communication and service gap.

View the 2018 HEALTH & WELLNESS GUIDE online: Region IX Education Cooperative Rec9nm.org Ruidoso Municipal Schools www.ruidoso.k12.nm.us Village of Ruidoso www.ruidoso-nm.gov Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce www.ruidosonow.com

Food Insecurity, the LCCHC works to address food insecurity through its Mobile Food Pantry food Program (pg. 30) which works in partnership with Road Runner Food Bank, River Crossing Ministries and a Presbyterian Medical Service (PMS) Grant to provide food to 50-75 households per month. Thanks to the grant, the council is working with Mescalero and Hondo to create a monthly food bank program in these underserved areas. Finally, Community education is an important function of the council who organizes this annual health and wellness guide and a Fall Health Fair held at the Inn of the Mountain Gods (pg. 2). This year’s activities include a summer fitness challenge and healthy cooking classes scheduled for fall. Disclaimer: Information provided with this material is for informational purposes only. The information provided herein should not be considered as a substitute for the advice of a medical doctor or other license/certified healthcare professional. Shannon Dictson, Chair, Lincoln County Community Health Council lincolncountychc@gmail.com

Region 9 services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Helping abuse vicitms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Hope Harbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 How to recognize domestic abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 The all-around healer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Seeking a C.H.A.N.G.E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Ruidoso Parks and Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Viewing gambling addiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Creative Aging of New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 2018 Health & Wellness Guide of Lincoln County and Mescalero

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Health & Wellness Guide Aging & Long Term Care Services Creative Aging Resource Center at Workforce Connection-ENMU . . . . 575-258-1730 NM Aging & Disability Resource Center, Santa Fe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-432-2080 Roswell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-627-5358 Medicare/Medicaid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-432-2080 ALZHEIMER ASSOCIATION NM Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505-266-4473 Roswell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-624-1552 24/7 Help Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-272-3900 Local Caregiver Support Group . . . . . . . 575-315-0758 ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES/DEMENTIA CARE Goodlife Senior Living and Memory Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-315-0758 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES Lincoln County Medical Center Heritage Program (Senior Program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-6283 Ken Kenney, MSW, PhD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505-363-8293 HOME-HEALTH AGENCIES/HOSPICE SERVICES Encompass Home Health & Hospice . 575-258-0028 Community Home Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1986 LONG TERM NURSING CARE Mescalero Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4802 SENIOR CENTERS Renee Montes-Program Director . . . . . 575-648-2121 Capitan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-2640 Carrizozo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2121 Corona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-849-5111 Hondo/San Patricio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-653-4405 Ruidoso Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4565 Ruidoso Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4659 SENIOR RESOURCES AARP NM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-389-5636 Adult Protective Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-654-3219 Legal Resources for the Elderly (LREP) 1-800-876-6657 Senior Coffee Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4170 Sierra Blanca Laser, Inc. SUI (Stress Unrinary Incontinence Therapy) . . . . . . . . . . . 575-315-2256 Social Security Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-772-1213

Basic Needs Assistance CHILDCARE Child Development Center at First Christian Church . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1490 The Green Child Early Head Start . . . . . . 575-630-0047 CLOTHING/HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANCE Christian Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4381 First Baptist Church of Ruidoso Downs Thrift Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4611 or 575-378-1941 FAX: 575-378-1941 “Joseph’s Workshop” Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount . . . . . . . 575-257-2356 Provides household items at no cost to people in need. Lincoln County Humane Society Resale Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-8540 Lincoln County Medical Center Auxiliary Thrift Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7051 Salvation Army Thrift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-443-0845

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or 575-622-7126 Sweet Charity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-0041 EYEGLASS ASSISTANCE Ruidoso Noon’s Lions Club Eye Exams Lion Sam Perelli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-4235

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Bowl Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-686-8019 (J Bar J Church) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-6899 First Baptist Church of Ruidoso Downs 575-378-4611 Good Neighbor Fund (PNM) . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-1941 LIHEAP Energy Assistance Program . . 575-378-1762 Lincoln County Indigent Fund . . . . . . . . 575-258-1232 Salvation Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4611 or 575-378-1941 FOOD ASSISTANCE COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES Lincoln County Food Bank Ruidoso . . . 575-257-0682 Open MWF 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Salvation Army Food Bank Roswell . . . 575-625-2030 Commodity Supplemental Food Program . . . . . . . . . . . 575-624-2271 / 575-625-2030 Every 1st Thursday on odd months Ruidoso Downs Food Bank 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. San Patricio Senior Citizen 2 - 3 p.m. Angus Church of the Nazarene . . . . . . . 575-336-8032 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. Free meal to the public every Wed. at 5 p.m. Christian Services of Lincoln County Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4381 Open M-F, 9 a.m. - Noon; M-Th, 1 - 4 p.m. MOBILE FOOD PANTRIES Lincoln County Community Health Council Mobile Food Pantry Ruidoso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-7106 1st Thursday of every month, River Crossing 2 p.m. Capitan Mobile Food Pantry . . . . . . . . . . 575-439-6731 1st Thursday of the month at the Capitan Fire Station Carrizozo Mobile Food Pantry . . . . . . . . 575-443-4689 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month; Noon - 2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m., First Assembly of God Church Mescalero Mobile Food Pantry . . . . . . . 575-464-9260 1st Thursday of every month, 1 p.m. FREE MEALS Angus Church of the Nazarene, Bonita Park on Hwy 48 . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-8032 Provides a free meal on Wed. nights during the school year at 5:15 p.m. Open to anyone but geared toward teens and children. Community United Methodist Church (Community Warehouse), 220 Junction Rd. . . . 575-257-4170 Provides a free meal on the 3rd Monday of every month, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount, 121 Mescalero Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2356 Provides a free meal on the 2nd Monday of every month, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. First Christian Church, 1211 Hull Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-4250 Provides a free meal on the 1st Monday of every month, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Gateway Church of Christ, 451 Sudderth Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4381

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Provides a free meal on Wednesday nights 5:15 - 6 p.m. PHS Summer Feeding Program . . . . . . . . . . . NUMBER? St. Eleanor’s Roman Catholic Church, 120 Junction Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2330 Provides a free meal on the 4th Monday of every month, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. SCHOOL BACKPACK PROGRAM Food 4 Kids Backpack Program Capitan, Carrizozo, Hondo & Ruidoso Elizabeth Potter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-4732 Food items sent home weekly in children’s backpacks.

SENIOR FOOD PROGRAMS All Senior Center Sites offer Meals on Wheels Capitan - Zia Senior Citizens . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-2640 Lunch served M-F from 12 - 1 p.m. $2 donation for those over 60, $12.29 for those under the age of 60. Carrizozo Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2121 Lunch served M-F from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $2 donation for those over 60, $12.29 for those under the age of 60. Corona Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-849-5111 Lunch served M-F from 11:30 a.m. - Noon $2 donation for those over 60, $12.29 for those under the age of 60. Hondo Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-653-4405 Lunch served M-F from 12 - 1 p.m. Delivers to Home Bound $2 donation for those over 60, $12.29 for those under the age of 60. Ruidoso Downs Senior Center . . . . . . . . 575-378-4659 Lunch served M-F from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $2 donation for those over 60, $12.29 for those under the age of 60. NON-PERISHABLE FOOD BOXES BOWL Ministries (J Bar J Church) . . . . . 575-257-6899 FOOD REIMBURSEMENT FOR DAYCARE PROVIDERS Children In Need of Service (CHINS) . . 575-434-3011 HOUSING ASSISTANCE Camelot Place Apartment/Low Income Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5897 Citizenship/Residency – Financial Guidelines Eastern Regional Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-622-0881 HUD Financial assistance for rent Inspiration Heights/Low Income Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4236 Citizenship/Residency – Financial Guidelines Ladera Apt Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-5262 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE Children’s Medical Services . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3252 Lincoln County Indigent Fund . . . . . . . . 575-258-1232 Prescriptions - Episcopal Church . . . . . 575-257-2356 Shriners Hospitals, Crippled Children & Burn Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-237-5055 or Bobby Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-2541 VISUAL ASSISTANCE National Federation of the Blind . . . . . 575-921-5422 State of NM Commission for the Blind


Las Cruces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-524-6450 Roswell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-513-7961

Behavioral Health Services COUNSELING Lincoln County COPE Crisis Line . . . . . 1-866-350-2673 Dr. Paula Land, Psychologist . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2100 Four Directions (Native American) Treatment and Recovery Center . . 575-464-4432 Gerald Champion Sleep Center Mental Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8092 PMS Ruidoso Behavioral Health Center 575-630-0571 Life Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-446-5300 Lincoln County Community Assistance Program 24/7 Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-888-3689 Lincoln County Medical Center Heritage Program (Senior Program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-6283 Mark Ovrick, LISW, LSSW . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-8380 Merriken Bryant, MS LPCC . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-4349 Gary Harmon, PhD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-2507 Region IX School-Based Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-7974 Sierra Blanca Counseling, Emily Flemming, LPCC . . . . . . . . . . . 575-491-3300 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services of Lincoln County . . . . . . . 575-257-8942 SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES SANE of Otero & Lincoln County Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-488-SAFE The Nest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-6378 SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES Alano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-4597 Alianza of New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-623-1995 Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-0958 CHINS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-434-9588 Four Directions (Native American) Treatment and Recovery Center . . 575-464-4432 Lincoln County Juvenile Drug Court . . 575-973-5951 Mescalero Drug Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464-1052 Presbyterian Medical Services . . . . . . . . 575-630-0571 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-8942 SUPPORT GROUPS Alcoholics Anonymous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-430-9502 Alianza of New Mexico (HIV Support & Harm Reduction) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-623-1995 Bereavement Support Group . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3704 Gamblers Anonymous ABQ Hotline . . . 505-260-7272 www.gamblersanonymous.org High Mesa Healing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-7777 Mescalero Responsible Gaming . . . . . . 575-464-7106 Overeating Anonymous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-437-3761 Senior Coffee Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4170 Weight Watchers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-651-6000 Domestic Violence Support Group . . . 575-378-6378 Support group for victims and survivors of domestic violence

Children, Youth & Families Dep’t Adult Protective Services . . . . 1-855-333-SAFE (7233) Child Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-434-9770 Child Protective Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-9217 1-855-333-SAFE (7233) Lifeway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-315-2500

Churches

Angus Church of the Nazarene . . . . . . . 575-336-8032

Calvary Chapel of Ruidoso . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5915 Canaan Trail Baptist Church . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-1979 Capitan Church of Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-9015 Capitan Methodist Church . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-2288 Centro Familiar Destino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-0447 Christ Church in the Downs . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-8464 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1253 or 575-258-1254 Church Out of Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1388 Community United Methodist Church 575-257-4170 Episcopal Church of Holy Mount . . . . . 575-257-2356 First Assembly of God Church . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2324 First Baptist Church of Carrizozo . . . . . 575-648-2968 First Baptist Church of Ruidoso . . . . . . 575-257-2081 First Baptist Church of Ruidoso Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4611 First Christian Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-4250 First Presbyterian Church . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2220 Foot of the Cross Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8060 Fort Lone Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-3322 Gateway Church of Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4381 Grace Harvest Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-4213 J Bar J Country Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-6899 Mescalero Reformed Church . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4471 One Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2324 Ruidoso Downs Baptist Church . . . . . . . 575-378-4174 Ruidoso Downs Race Track Chapel . . . . 575-808-0790 Sacramento Mountains Unitarian Universalist Fellowship . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-2710 Sacred Heart Catholic Church . . . . . . . . 575-648-2853 Saint Eleanor Catholic Church . . . . . . . . 575-257-2330 Santa Rita Catholic Church . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2853 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 575-258-4191 St. Joseph Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4473 The Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-973-4348 Trinity Southern Baptist Church . . . . . . 575-354-2044

Crisis Intervention

SUBSTANCE ABUSE Sierra Blanca Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-491-3300

Dentistry Ben Archer Health Center Alamogordo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-443-8133 Carrizozo Dental Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2839 Children’s Dental Clinic of Ruidoso . . . 575-257-0246 Mountain View Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-9053 Dr. Dylan Midkiff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-1136 Dr. Sally Waters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3388 Summit Dental / Dr. Kendal Trujillo . . . 575-257-5179 DENTISTRY / ORTHODONTICS Children’s Dental Clinic of Ruidoso . . . 575-257-0246 ORTHODONTISTS Taylor Orthodontics . . . 575-257-5653 / 575-622-4369

Development Disabilities Services

New Horizons Developmental Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2379 / 575-648-2120 Nezzy Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-3100 Region IX Early Childhood Development (0-3 yrs. Intervention) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2368 Special Olympics Sylvia Trujillo . . . . . . . . . 575-336-2123

Domestic Violence

Police Department Non-Emergency #s Ruidoso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-7365 Ruidoso Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4001 Adult Protective Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-654-3219 American Red Cross NM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-560-2302/505-265-8514 COPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-4946/1-866-350-2673 National Advocate for Domestic Violence Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-799-7233 The Nest . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-6378 / 1-866-378-6378

Emergency Services

Poison Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-222-1222

Agora Crisis Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-435-7166 COPE (Domestic Violence) . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-350-2673

Are you being emotionally or physically abused?

Call The Nest 24/7 575-378-6378

HEAL / The Nest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-6378 Impact Crisis Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-855-334-2400 Lifeway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-315-2500 Lincoln County Community Assistance Program 24/7 Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-888-3689 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-843-5678 National Hotline for Human Trafficking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-373-7888 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-572-1142 1-800-GAMBLER New Mexico Crisis Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-855-662-7474 or 1-855-466-7100 Nurse Advice Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-725-2552 Veterans Crisis Line (press 1) . . . . . . . . . 1-800-273-8255 Text to 838255; Online chat: veteranscrisisline.net

Full Spectrum Health Providers ACUPUNCTURE Alpha and Omega Chiropractic/ Dr. Fraley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-5999 BIOFEEDBACK & ENERGY MEDICINE Living Energies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-5855 Tim Seay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-770-0136 CORE SYNCHRONISM Chelsea Arbogast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-620-8642 Michelle Huey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-495-0037 DOULA/BIRTH ASSISTANT Ashley Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-2417 ESSENTIAL OIL Sandra Gussette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-973-7914 Village Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-2258 FACIALIST Carol Duncan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-649-9786 FARMERS MARKETS/FRESH PRODUCE Mario’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-0367 Ruidoso Downs Farmers Market . . . . . . 575-808-0603 FLOATATION THERAPY Floatation Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-315-0870 FOOT CARE

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L.A. Nails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-1141 HEALING CENTERS High Mesa Healing Center . . . . . . . . . . . Parish Health Ministries, 9a - 1p . . . . . . Village Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sanctuary on the River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

575-336-7777 575-257-4170 575-258-2258 575-630-1111

HEALTH FOODS /SUPPLEMENTS /HERBS/VITAMINS Albertson’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4014 High Mesa Healing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-7777 Natural Remedies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-1406 Rosemary’s Herb Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-0333 Skarsgard Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505-681-4060 www.skarsgardfarms.com Thriftway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-6544 HEALTH & WELLNESS COACH Andrea Fernandez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-2725 ziamentor@gmail.com HOMEOPATHIC Living Energies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-5855 Rosemary’s Herb Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-0333 HYPNOTHERAPY Susan K. Vescovo skvescovo@gmail.com . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-1111

Summit Back Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-686-8311 Village Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-2258 MEDICAL SPA Fusion Medical Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4772 MEDITATION Bhavani Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-475-2985 Village Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-2258 NM MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM Compassionate Distributors . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1087 White Mountain Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . 844-337-5283 www.whitemountainwellness.org NUTRITION/COUNSELING Ashley Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-2417 Rebekah Ferral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-3364 Herb Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-0333 Village Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-2258 PAIN MANAGEMENT Michelle Huey, Aroma Therapist . . . . . . 575-495-0037

Sumi Avame (Capitan, Ruidoso) . . . . . . . . 575-802-3611

Funeral Services LaGrone Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7303 New Dawn Cremation Services . . . . . . 575-630-0161

Gaming

New Mexico Council on Problem Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-572-1142 1-800-GAMBLER New Mexico Gaming Control Board . . . 505-841-9700 Mescalero Apache Tribal Gaming Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-7101 / 7100 Mescalero Responsible Gaming Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-7106 Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-696-2440

Health Clubs/Exercise Anytime Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-502-5438

POLARITY THERAPY Ashley Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-2417 PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER

LIFE COACH Debbie Nix, PassionDrivenLiving.com . 575-937-0212 MaxTime Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-8282 Southwest Personal Fitness . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5902 Ruidoso Athletic Club (RAC) . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4900 Ruidoso Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4565

LIGHT THERAPY inLight Wellness Systems Bunny Trolinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-9638 MARTIAL ARTS Village Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-2258

Life Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-973-0088

MASSAGE THERAPISTS & SPAS A Body Balanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-0370

TAI CHI Patti Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-2304 Village Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-2258

Health & Wellness Mentor

REFLEXOLOGY Gwyneth Marhanka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 775-830-3027 Morgan Marr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 831-521-4465

Andrea Fernandez 575-937-2725

Instructor: Civic duty, yoga, dance, recreation therapy Consultant: Conflict resolution, stewardship Adobe Day Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-0515 Serene Massage N Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-2417 Bare Essentials Day Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5966 Bella Vita Day Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-9493 Blue Lotus Healing Arts Center & Day Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4325 Enchanted Massage/Biofeedback . . . . . 575-802-3791 Rebecca Forester LMT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-315-0870 Sandra Gussett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-973-7914 Healing Art of Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-8576 Healing Intentions, Lisa Aguilar . . . . . . . 575-973-5005 Tresa Jameson LMT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-0518 Pamela Jamison LMT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-3898 Jennifer Lewicki LMT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-0099 Mountain Massage & Healing Arts, Patti Gray LMT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-2304 Beth Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-0603 Linda Schreiber LMT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410-353-5286 575-336-2841 Jessica Sherman LMT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-5110 Birgit Sawinski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-6822

ROLFING Village Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-2258 SPIRITUAL COUNSELING Josephine Arbuckle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-671-0006 Barbara Mader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-7777 SPAS Adobe Day Spa & Chiropractics . . . . . . . 575-630-0515 Bare Essentials Day Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5966 Beauty Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-973-5232 Bella Vita Day Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-9493 Fusion Medical Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4772 Floatation Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-315-0870 Healing Essence Spa & Therapeutic Body Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-973-2092 Living Energies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-5855 Sevilla’s Day Spa & Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-8982 Sierra Blanca Laser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-315-2256 Spa Botanica at Sanctuary on the River 575-630-1111 TRAUMA COUNSELING Emily Fleming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-491-3300 YOGA Patti Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-2304

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EXERCISE CLASSES/EQUIPMENT Ruidoso Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4565 Ruidoso Physical Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-1800 Therapy Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5820

Hearing Care Hear on Earth Hearing Care Center . . . . 800-950-8816 or 575-526-3277 Livingston Hearing Aids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-380-5476

Human Trafficking Services National Hotline for Human Trafficking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-373-7888 Texts to 233733; www.traffickingresourcecenter.org

Insurance Affordable Care Act Insurance Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-855-996-6449 www.bewellnm.com; www.healthcare.gov Blue Cross Blue Shield Centennial Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-689-1523 Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Plan . . 1-800-432-0750 Centennial Care (formerly Salud) . . . . . 1-888-997-2583 Apply by phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-855-637-6574 www.yes.state.nm.us Humana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 915-595-6328 Molina Healthcare of NM . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-580-2811 Molina Centennial Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-580-2811 New Mexico Medical Insurance Pool BCBS . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-432-0750 NM High Risk Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-505-424-7105 Coverage of Last Resort Presbyterian Health Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-388-7737 Presbyterian Centennial Care . . . . . . . 1-888-977-2333 Farmer’s Insurance,


Glen Cheng Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7878 United Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-236-0826

Labs TriCore Reference Laboratories (Outpatient draw site) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-5225

Legal Resources Law Access NM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-340-9771 Legal Aide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-541-4800 PROBATION & PAROLE Adult Probation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-8118 or 575-647-9934

Mescalero Apache Tribe

(Contact Numbers)

BIA Youth Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-0648 Carrizo Boys & Girls Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-6814 Carrizo Headstart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-3492 Community Health Representatives (CHR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-9256 Education Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4500 Elderly Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-1614 Fire & Rescue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-3473 Gaming Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-7103 Health Education/Fitness Center . . . . . . 575-464-4368 MATI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4039 Mescalero Boys & Girls Club . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-9212 Mescalero Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4802 Mescalero Headstart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-9183 Mescalero Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4441 Mescalero Prevention Program . . . . . . . 575-464-4976 Mescalero WIC Office, Families First . . 575-464-0932 Natalia Zumba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-0396 Parks & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-2988 Pt Benefits Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-6383 Responsible Gaming Program . . . . . . . . 575-464-7106 Systems of Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-9274 Youth Development Program . . . . . . . . 575-464-0648

Personal Trainers/ Exercise Therapies SW Personal Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5902

Physicians / Hospitals / Clinics / Physical Therapy / Medical Equipment / Pharmacies CARDIOLOGY New Mexico Heart Institute . . . . . . . . . 1-800-715-6644 Presbyterian Medical Group Dr. Harold Sunderman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505-563-2500 or 1-800-734-4278 CHIROPRACTIC Adobe Day Spa & Chiropractic . . . . . . . 575-630-0515 Alpha and Omega Chiropractic . . . . . . . 575-258-5999 Lincoln County Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3725 Dr. Dominique Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-315-2256 Dr. Melissa King Dr. Hahns Krutisinger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3725 Dr. Vickie Peebles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-973-0396 White Mountain Chiropractic & Neurology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7970 DERMATOLOGY

Tall Pines Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4061

EAR, NOSE AND THROAT

PHARMACIES/DISCOUNT PRESCRIPTIONS Pharmacy Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rxoutreach.org Albertsons Market Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8020 RX Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-769-3880 Sierra Blanca Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-2456 Walgreen Drug Stores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-1566 Walmart Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-5400

Dr. Timothy Frost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-437-4533 GASTROENTEROLOGY/DIGESTIVE Eastern New Mexico G.I. Services . . . . . . 575-624-4651 HOSPITALS AND CLINICS Ben Archer Health Center Dental & Medical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-443-8133 Capitan Medical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-0057 Carrizozo Dental Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2839 Carrizozo Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2317 Corona Health Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-218-7846 Elite Medical New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-623-1303 Gerald Champion Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-439-6100 Gerald Champion Sleep Center and Medical Complex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8092 Indian Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4441 Lincoln County Family Medical Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7712 Lincoln County Medical Center (Clinics) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8350 (Hospital) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-8200 PMS Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-0571 or 575-585-1250 PMS Medicaid Eligibility Interviewer Outreach & Enrollment Specialist Leslie Jimental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505-469-4852 Region IX School-Based Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-7974 Ruidoso Public Health Office . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3252 INTERNAL MEDICINE Dr. Chris Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8350 LABS TriCore Reference Laboratories (Outpatient draw site) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-5225 MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & OXYGEN Frontier Medical Equipment . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2536 LinCo Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7174 NEUROLOGY NM Brain Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-434-0901 OB/GYN Gurdial Dhillon, MD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-343-2229 Dr. Deborah Hewitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7505 Dr. Keri Rath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-4200 Dr. Patricia Combs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-4233 OPTOMETRISTS/ OPHTHALMOLOGIST (EYE CARE) Family Vision Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5029 Dr. Fillmore Eye Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-323-4764 Dr. Paul Gulbas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-915-542-0279 Walmart Vision Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-5287 Dr. Michelle Yang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-437-9900 ORTHOPEDICS Westlake Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-375-2247 ORTHOPEDICS New Mexico Bone & Joint Institute . . . . 575-378-8001 Dr. Douglas Dodson, Dr. Eric Freeh, Dr. John Anderson, Dr. Loren Spencer Presbyterian Medical Group

Dr. Hung Vu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8350

PHYSICAL THERAPY Complete Rehabilitation Services . . . . LCMC Rehabilitation Services . . . . . . . . Ruidoso Physical Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . Therapy Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

575-630-0066 575-257-8239 575-257-1800 575-257-5820

PODIATRY - NM BONE & JOINT INSTITUTE Dr. John Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-434-0639 Dr. Loren Spencer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-8001 PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS/FAMILY PRACTICE Dr. Arlene M. Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7712 Dr. Suzelle Larocquet Moffit . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8350 Capitan Medical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-0057 Suzanne Dennehy, CNP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8350 Dr. Frank J. DiMotta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-1214 Dr. Mary Martinez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8350 Dr. Stephen Otero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8350 Dr. Andrew T. Rousseau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8350 Dr. Ricardo Rubio, Central Medico Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-0088 RADIOLOGISTS Dr. Donald Wolfel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-8292 Alamogordo Imaging Center . . . . . . . . . . 575-434-1353 SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTERS Mescalero School Based Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4431 Region IX School-Based Health Center 575-630-7974 SPEECH & LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST Lincoln County Medical Center Alison Stepp MS, CCC/SLP . . . . . . . 575-257-8239 SURGEONS LCMC Surgical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8350

Quit Smoking Smoking Cessation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-QUIT-NOW Quitnownm.com

Recreational Sports / Parks Bicycle Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-0363 Boys and Girls Club of Sierra Blanca . . 575-808-8338 Healthy Kids, Healthy Kids, Helthy Communities, after school and summer care, Homework Help Dance Instruction Andrea Fernandez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-2725 Capitan Line Dancing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-644-5735 Dali’ Ballet Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-3753 Hip Hop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-973-5397 Ruidoso Dance Community . . . . . . . . 575-973-3621 Weldon Ganaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-6366 Line Dancers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-8765 All Tangled Ups Aerials Arts . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-2417 Lincoln County 4-H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2311 Martial Arts Tai Kwon Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-0791

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Village Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-2258 Peace Village Summer Day Camp . . . . . 575-336-4808 Pickle Ball, Patrick Quist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-520-8914 Ruidoso Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4565 Dance Groups, Belly Dancing, Hip Hop, Excercise Groups, Exercise Equipment Available, Moms and Tots Classes Ruidoso Gymnastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4468 Ruidoso Little League Baseball Josh Musgrave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-0669 Running/Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-7106 Smokey’s Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4095 Softball (Adult) Page Promotions . . . . 575-378-9810 sports@valornet.com Village of Ruidoso Parks and Recreation 575-257-5030 Basketball (Youth and Adult), Disc Golf, Hiking/ Mountain Biking, Ruidoso Little League football, Ruidoso Girls Fast Pitch Lincoln County Youth Soccer Tim Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-1154 Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2795

Schools/Education Buddha Yoga Teacher Training Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-802-3013 Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2120 or 1-800-934-3668 English as a Second Language/ Citizenship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1730 ENMU Continuing Education . . . . . . . . . 575-257-3012 HSE/GED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1730 GRADS Program Pregnant and parenting teens . . . . . 575-258-4910 Lincoln County Adult Literacy . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3704 Lincoln County Cooperative Extension 575-648-2311 Lincoln County Head Start . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5025 Mountain Meadows Massage School . 575-257-4325 Parents Reaching Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-524-5176 Statewide support Network for parents of children with special needs and education Prepared Childbirth Classes . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-8275 Region IX Education Cooperative . . . . 575-258-1951 Work Force Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1730 SCHOOLS Capitan Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-8520 Capitan Middle/High School . . . . . . . . . 575-354-8500 Carrizo Headstart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-3992 Carrizozo Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2346 Cloudcroft Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-601-4416 Corona Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-849-1911 Hondo Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-653-4411 Mescalero Headstart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-9183 Mescalero K-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4431 Nob Hill (Ruidoso) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-6444 Region IX Education Cooperative . . . . 575-258-1951 Ruidoso High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-7900 Ruidoso Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-7800 Ruidoso Public Schools Central Office 575-630-7000 Sierra Vista Primary (Ruidoso) . . . . . . . . 575-258-6400 Tularosa Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-585-8801 Tularosa High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-585-8865 Tularosa Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-585-8806 White Mountain Elem (Ruidoso) . . . . . . 575-258-6300

FREE CLASSES Capitan Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-3035 Ruidoso Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3704 New Mexico Workforce Connection . . . 575-258-1730 or 800-854-4712

Sexual Assault Resources for Males & Females Lincoln County COPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-350-2673 Alamogordo Shelter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-434-3622 or 575-258-4946 Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department 575-648-2341 1-800-687-2419 If you are hearing impaired please call 911 PMS Ruidoso Behavioral Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-0571 Ruidoso Police Department . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-7365 Ruidoso Rape Crisis 24 hr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-7365 SANE of Otero & Lincoln County Hotline 575-488-SAFE Victims Advocate, 12th Judicial District Attorney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2383

Social Security Assistance Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 1-888-901-7866 Social Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-772-1213

State of New Mexico Offices New Mexico Department of Health www.health.state.nm.us Children Medical Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3252 Children, Youth and Family . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-9217 Environmental Dept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3272 Income Support Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-1762 Motor Vehicle Division (Ruidoso) . . . . . 575-378-8550 Ruidoso Public Health Office . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3252 State Agency on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-432-2080 Women, Infants and Children (WIC) . . 575-258-3252 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Workforce Connection (NM) www.jobs.state.nm.us Department of Workforce Solutions www.dws.state.nm.us Division of Vocational Rehabilitation www.dvrgetsjobs.com NM Workforce Connection Job Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1730 Labor Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-524-6195 Unemployment Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-664-6984 HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT Human Services Department www.hsd.state.nm.us Child Support Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-288-7207 Income Support Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-1762

Transportation Alamo Shuttle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-437-1472 Care Bearers Alternatives Lift . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1730 Enterprise Rent-A-Car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-1154 Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-8290 Substations: Capitan, Hondo, Carrizozo and Corona Mountain Transit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-1177

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Motor Vehicle Division (Ruidoso) . . . . . 575-378-8550 Ruidoso Bus Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2660 Shuttle Ruidoso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-1815 (Call for Medicaid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-903-7483 Superior Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-735-0111 (Lovelace Transportation) Z-Trans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-439-4971

Veterans Information American Legion Auxiliary Unit 79 Ruidoso_unit79@hotmail.com Department of Veteran Services www.dvs.state.nm.us NM VetConnect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-672-7006 V.A. Alamogordo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-437-9195 V.A. Albuquerque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-465-8262 V.A. Care Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-855-260-3274 V.A. El Paso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-672-3782 V.A. Regional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-827-1000 Veterans Crisis Line . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) Text to 838255; Online Chat: veteranscrisisline.net Vets Helping Vets Website: www.vhvtoday.com Email: veteran@vhvtoday.com VFW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-1114 Vietnam Veterans of America Jerry Ligon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-1114

Veterinary & Pet Services Becky Washburn, DVM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mobile Carrizozo Animal Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cloudcroft Animal Hospital . . . . . . . . . . Franklin Veterinary Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . Mountain View Animal Clinic . . . . . . . . . Ruidoso Animal Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

575-354-2311 575-430-8614 575-648-2247 575-682-2645 575-378-4708 575-258-5800 575-257-4027

PET SITTING A&P Pet Sitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-2725 Coyote Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 713-516-1472 Doggie Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562-447-5145 Watching Over Your Best Friend Candice Kosler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-802-3133

Yoga Instruction

Blue Lotus Yoga Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4325 BuddhaYogaClass.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-802-3013 High Mesa Healing Center . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-7777 Patti Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-2304

Youth Programs/Services Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Blanca . . . . 575-808-8338 Carrizo Boys & Girls Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-6814 Lincoln County Juvenile Justice Board, Ted Allen, Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-973-5951 Mescalero Boys & Girls Club . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-9212


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Putting the care into healthcare

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n 1953 I was excited to be a nursing graduate in the State of Illinois. Since then I have practiced traditional nursing in a hospital setting and as a public health nurse, comprising over 35 years of experience. In 1984 I had a life changing injury to my shoulder that traditional medicine could not heal. Unsatisfied with the prospect of an immobilized arm, I searched for more answers and found holistic medicine. Ecstatic with the results I started practicing nursing on a holistic level providing energy medicine such as healing touch, Reiki, Magnified Healing, intuitive healing as well as other modalities. It is with this knowledge and experience that I poise to you this question… Where is the care in the health care system…? In 1973 after intense lobbying, hospitals and health care providers were given a gift, a law that stated that their industries could be businesses for profit. Since that time, I have seen the health care system turn their focus from patient care to stock holders care. Our country has gone from respecting the opinion of our trusted family doctors, a person who has had extensive schooling, four years at a university, four years of medical school, residency, fellowship… to a top down approach where in some cases a board of directors through the administration dictate the medical tests to be given. The more tests ordered the more procedures

By Barbara Mader, RN

to be billed, the more money to be made. Too often we have gone from life to life, heart to heart, to a standard operating procedure regardless of the patient. Currently, the United States spends more on health care than any other country in the world and yet we come in at #37 in our quality of health and wellness. The U.S. Health Care ranked worse, dead last, in the developed world according to the 2014 commonwealth survey from TIME U.K. health. One of the most piercing revelations is that high rate expenditure (cost) for insurance does not commensurate to the satisfaction of patients or quality of service. We have the most expensive health care system and rank the lowest in terms of “efficiency, equity and outcomes”, according to the report. In another study a few years ago, a group of fifteen health care professionals, policy planners, and scientists came together at Esalen Institute to create a vision for health care that moves from a focus on disease to a focus on health and healing. The goal of the meeting was to identify the barriers to integrating consciousness-oriented healing approaches into traditional health care settings and come up with innovative ways to overcome these barriers through the use of educational materials. Participants agreed that organized health care will be best served when it embraces a whole-person, integral approach that factors all aspects of the healing relationship and environment, including the role of consciousness. One speaker, a physician, shared a perception that doctors are part of the treatment and not just agents dispensing cures. This doctor also emphasized the importance of connection, listening, and touch in clinical encounters. Another physician presented an ambitious project of bringing the outpatient model of integrative medicine into the hospital settings starting with the oncology wing of the hospital. He hopes to show that a multi-faceted approach to healing will decrease hospital costs and improve patient outcomes, Integrated Health Care. This is a

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An unexpected benefit

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By Dr. Dominique Taylor

he Journal of Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Medicine published a study on Nov. 13, 2017, demonstrating the positive results chiropractic care had for patients with urinary incontinence, low back pain and radiculopathy.

Urinary incontinence is a common problem with associated lower back pain, as some of the same nerves involved in back pain also control the bladder. Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the bladder. It can manifest as an occasional simple leakage when coughing or sneezing, or it can be severe where the urge to urinate comes on so suddenly and severely that there is not time to make it to the bathroom. The study reports that lower back pain is the most common type of pain in adults with one in four reporting some form of lower back pain the previous three months. In this study, the records of 1,367 patients suffering from lower back pain with radiating leg pain were reviewed who also had urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence with lower back pain is more common in women than in men. The age range for these patients was from 47 to 70. Chiropractic and orthopedic examination procedures were performed to confirm lower spine problems some stemming from traumas, child birthing and pre/postmenopausal changes. Chiropractic adjustments were given to each of the patients in accordance with the spinal findings as well as specific rehabilitation with use of muscle manipulation, laser therapy, and biomechanics. The average number of visits for patients included in this study was between seven and eight. The average time frame for chiropractic care was between one and eight weeks of care. The type of chiropractic care varied based upon the condition of the patient, their spine structure, age, and other factors specific to their situation.

age or incidence of urinary incontinence episodes. The study results showed that 64.74 percent of the patients had complete remission of their urinary incontinence as a result of their care. Additionally, 30.25 percent showed at least a 25 percent or more improvement. Only 5.04 percent of the patients in this study did not show a significant change. In their discussion and conclusion, the authors of this study point out that past discussion seems to point to the idea that urinary incontinence was from a physical response to lower back pain possibly caused by trauma, trauma associated with bearing children, and even hormone imbalances. They state, “It is conceivable to the authors that chiropractic spinal manipulation exerts positive physiological responses in these patients. The results of this study are very promising with (94.95 percent) patients reporting improvements.� If you or anyone you know could benefit from less interference within their nervous system, please call us at 575-315-2256 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Taylor, Chiropractor in Ruidoso.

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My screen and me

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love my smartphone, it’s by my side most of the day and when my smartphone isn’t enough I have my iPad, laptop, and computer. I love my devices, they do as they are directed, they give me information, remember every meeting, every birthday, every anniversary… Our devices enhance our lives but at what cost? A tech love affair is not easy on the eyes. Screen time can lead to eye strain and possible vision problems. In order for your eyes to focus on the screen, your ciliary muscle in your eye changes the shape of your lens, according to Dr. Avnish Deobhakta assistant professor of ophthalmology at New York City’s Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. It gets fatigued if not given a break.

So, pause from the screen and gaze off into a middle distance, once your eyes have recovered, reconnect with that beloved device. Show it how you feel, flirt. When we concentrate our blink rate slows down, and our tired eyes do not get tears to replenish the surface of our corneas. So, batt your eyes, flutter your lashes, but don’t let glare ruin the relationship. So adjust the angle and fix the brightness you’ll have a long healthy relationship. Now that you’ve got the body connection, so let’s talk about the mind connection. The more we use our computers the less we use our brains. In a 2016 study done for the Journal Memory it was shown that the more we look up, the less we remember. When people were allowed to Google difficult questions they often Googled the easy ones too. So before you engage your computer… engage your brain, you might be surprised at what you already know. So, what is your soul connection… is you device your only social interaction? If you find yourself primarily connecting through emails and social media then you are missing out, according to Cynthia Green, PhD assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai in New York City, there’s a real benefit to talking face-to-face. Our tech cannot fill our souls like a good cup of coffee and some conversation. Last summer, Julie Mader Cintron and her family moved 12 2018 Health & Wellness Guide of Lincoln County and Mescalero

By Julie Mader Cintron, Director of Operations High Mesa Healing Center

from Los Angeles to Ruidoso, since settling here she has taken on responsibility at High Mesa Healing Center. Previously she and her husband had busy careers in television doing marketing and promotion. Julie strives to unite her busy life style with the peace and balance, that she finds at High Mesa Healing Center. Julie utilizes massage, energy work, and the communion of women each Tuesday eve along with all her technology to live a full and balance life.


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consumer driven movement that combines the best ideas and practices of alternative/complimentary with conventional medicine in order to maximize the body’s innate potential for self-healing – healing from within. Integrated care involves a partnership in which patient and practitioner together address healing on all levels: physical, psychological, and spiritual. This can be very empowering as the patient takes responsibility for their own well-being. Nursing is also contributing to the return of care to the health care system. Nursing is one of the most sought after and thus fastest growing professions. Nurses make up the largest portion of health care workers. Nurses are the advocate for the patient and nursing is seen as one of the most trusted occupations. The holistic arm of this industry the AHNA (American Holistic Nurses Association) is the fastest growing subspecialty in nursing, ANA (American Nurses Association). From this we might conclude that there exists a ground swell for change. A cooperative between healthcare providers and patients. Both parties using all techniques for healing to create wholeness.

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Trauma and addiction

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By Emily Fleming, LPCC

Hope versus shame

ddiction appears in various forms, the frequently recognized such as drugs and alcohol and the more elusive behaviors such as sex, gambling and even shopping. Yet all types of addiction have at least one thing in common: a high probability that the person struggling with addiction has sustained trauma.

According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, a person will begin using drugs and alcohol after experiencing a trauma up to 76 percent of the time. Up to 59 percent of people with PTSD will develop a problem with alcohol and/or drugs. In turn, due to high risk behaviors, a person struggling with addiction is more likely to be involved in a traumatic event. It is sometimes easy to see addiction from an isolated perspective of “just stop doing it” but instead we know through years of research that it is not that simple. Many of us are inclined to shame someone with an addiction in hopes of eliciting change. However, it has been said that shame is to addiction as salt water is to a man dying of thirst.

When meeting with people who struggle with addiction, it is very common to discover a history of trauma and emotional isolation. All too often the person reveals a history of relationships that have hurt them. The hope lies in creating relationships that will heal them. Connection on a deep level, grounded in understanding and empathy is the antidote to shame and addiction. This is most commonly found in an unbiased therapy setting. When someone has been immersed in a world of addic-

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tion, it is likely that they are surrounded by others who have similar afflictions. Meaningful and dependable relationships with their fellow human beings are mostly non-existent. Supportive interactions with family have either been exhausted long ago or the efforts of family to connect with the addict have not been effective. The loss of human connection further exacerbates a history of trauma and the cycle continues. Trauma = Aloneness = Isolation = Vulnerability = Addiction...it’s not a simple process. There are various therapeutic approaches to treat addiction and many are effective when paired with a motivation and commitment to change. In fact, it is a common statement of friends and family of a person struggling with addiction to say “Well, they have to want to change first” and for the most part this may be true. Before a person wants to change though, they want to be wanted. Before a person cares what someone knows, they want to know that someone cares. Helping someone who is struggling with addiction to feel connected and understood is not easy and yet it is vital. Even if the person struggling with addiction will not seek their own therapy, enlisting the help of a professional to guide family and friends can be effective.


Health Services for a Healthy Community

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Your local Public Health office is here to serve you

incoln County Public Health Office is located at 111 Kansas City Road, Ruidoso. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Families First offers free prenatal and pediatric care coordination assisting Medicaid eligible pregnant women and children 0-3 years of age to gain access to medical, social and education services that are necessary for healthy births and early childhood. Assistance with applying for Medicaid and screenings for reaching developmental milestones are some of the services offered. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is the special supplemental nutrition assistance program that identifies health and nutritional risks for mothers and their children. Enrolled parents and guardians get nutrition education and receive monthly food benefits for high nutrient foods.

Local members of NMDOH’s Health Promotion Team work statewide with community groups, coalitions and councils for awareness and mobilization initiatives related to healthy lifestyles, environments, policies and plans. For more information on services in your area, call your local public health office at 575-258-3252.

Children’s Medical Services (CMS) offers access to treatment for eligible children through medical care coordination for children and youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) ages 0-21. It manages the Newborn Genetics Screening Program and the Newborn Hearing Screening Program. The Preventive Medicine Clinics at local Public Health Offices provide family planning services, immunizations, and testing/treatment for tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases and breast and cervical cancer screening. Disease Prevention concentrates on the prevention and control of infectious diseases with outreach, surveillance, outbreak response, testing/treatment, contact follow-up, and referrals for sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and more. The team performs Harm Reduction counseling and facilitates needle exchange/disposal to reduce the risk for the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis and Narcan training/dispensing for opiate overdose prevention. 2018 Health & Wellness Guide of Lincoln County and Mescalero 15


Caring for the caregiver Caregivers need care, too

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ARP and the National Alliance of Caregiving estimate 40 million Americans are providing care for loved ones daily, including helping with daily activities, shopping, cooking, dressing, errands, appointments, chores, medication, etc.

Caring for a loved one or family member of any age can be demanding physically and emotionally often resulting in serious health consequences for caregivers including fatigue, frustration, anger, depression, anxiety, decreased immunity and chronic illness, etc. Caregiver’s physical and emotional states affect everyone around them, so when caregivers take care of their own needs they are better at helping others. The following are some self-care ideas for managing stress and enhancing physical/emotional health:

By Misty G. McArthur, MSW, LCSW, LADAC, EMDR

• Meditation and Prayer • Listen to Music • Gratitude List • Stretching • Creativity – adult coloring books, cooking, gardening, knitting, crafting, etc. • Support system – visit with supportive people • Get outdoors and enjoy nature • Take a spa shower/bath – Epsom salts, oils, etc. • Brain Dump – write down everything on the mind • Ask for help • Talk with a Counselor

Resources available

• Slow Deep Breathing – (5 in/out, repeat)

• Caregiver.org – list support groups for caregivers

• Physical Activity – even 5 minutes at a time helps

• Eldercare.gov – list resources available

• Watch or read something funny

• Cancer.org – treatment and support resources • Alz.org - Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Center Providing quality care to others is possible when caregivers practice self-care daily to ensure they have the physical and emotional energy needed to assist others. Caring is about caring for every family member and loved one including the care provider. Caregivers need care too! Misty G. McArthur, MSW, LCSW, LADAC, EMDR Trained, is a member of the Lincoln County Community Health Council (LCCHC) and is a behavioral health counselor for the Lincoln County Community Assistance Program (LCCAP). LCCAP provides confidential counseling at no cost to county residents. For an appointment or immediate assistance call the 24-Hour Hotline at 1-800-888-3689.

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The power of teens

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ecently, Americans sat in their living rooms and watched yet another tragedy occur in one of our high schools.

It has happened too often. Seventeen people lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. What makes this horrific event different is the response. Teens banded together for school walkouts, the March for Our Lives in D.C., and the #NeverAgain movement. These students have addressed this problem in a manner never before seen. In spite of their limited years on earth, they have opted to address the problem and demand change. Adults have lent their voices, support, and financial resources to this cause, but it is amazing to recognize that the voices in this campaign are young, emotional, and determined. Leadership Summits, FFA, and Student Council are all programs which encourage students to affect their communities. Envision Your Future is a program developed by Dr. Patty O’Sullivan that is an evidence-based positive youth development program that guides youth to clarify their dreams, address obstacles that might obstruct their paths, and then identify available people and resources that could help them reach their goals.

By Linda Hand

Natural Helpers is a Lincoln County program that is changing school climates. Natural Helpers is an evidencebased peer-to-peer helping program. Natural Helpers are students who are identified by their peers as someone they can trust, someone who cares, and someone who likes to help others.

The Natural Helpers peer-helping program is based on a simple premise: within every school, an informal “helping network” already exists. Students with problems naturally seek out other students – and also adults – whom they trust. Recently, the Hondo and Carrizozo groups both hosted “Stress-Free Days” in conjunction with the State required standardized testing. These campaigns and these students are making a difference. Maybe there’s a lesson here for the rest of us.

I recently had the opportunity to attend one of the trainings in Albuquerque with two students and two teachers from Hondo Public Schools. Attendees were challenged to take activities and ideas back to their student bodies and help others define their strengths and approach their futures in a hopeful manner.

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Region 9 services and visitation

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egion 9 operates two home-based programs that serve a similar population in Lincoln County. Developmental Services is a Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Early Intervention program that is funded and administered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The target population are infants and toddlers, birth to age 3, who have a developmental delay, medically/biologically at risk, environmental at risk, or have an established condition, such as Downs Syndrome. After an intake, evaluation, eligibility determination, and the development of an Individual Family Service Plan, a child and family will receive services in the home, child care, or in other natural environments. Services depend on the child and family’s need and may receive up to 16 hours of month of services from Speech and Language, Motor Therapists, and Developmental Specialists. The newly funded Home Visiting program is funded and administered by the State of New Mexico’s Children, Youth, and Families Department. The Home Visiting program provides services to expecting families, infants, and toddler up to age 3 in Lincoln County. There are no eligibility requirements associated with the Home Visiting program other than the age of the child and where the family lives. Families are visited one to two times a month by a home visitor who is certified in the Parents as Teacher Curriculum and Model. This home visitor provides in home activities, information, support, and referrals to community resources through a supportive model that believes that parents are the first and most important teacher for their child. The Home Visiting program also facilitates a group connection two times a month for the community to create an environment for connections, sharing, and supporting positive interactions. For more information on these programs or many others operated by Region 9, call 575-257-2368. 2018 Health & Wellness Guide of Lincoln County and Mescalero 19


Helping abuse victims

at the Center of Protective Environment

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ot all domestic abuse is physical. It can be an incident that results in severe emotional distress, involve sexual abuse, economic or psychological intimidation or even threats that intend to control or hurt an intimate partner. Harassment, criminal trespass and destruction of property can also be considered domestic abuse if it occurs between individuals who are dating, have had or are engaged in a personal relationship. With the rise of social media, there is a growing awareness of the emotional duress texts and posts can have on another, so excessive and/or threatening messages can also be considered abuse. As specific behaviors and actions are added to the list of what constitutes domestic violence, what must take place is a pattern of behavior over time that is used in order to gain power and control over a partner in an intimate relationship. It is important to note that within the definition of domestic abuse that in cases of stalking or sexual assault, individuals need not be intimate partners. Even though such definitions describe behaviors and acts between two people, domestic violence and abuse

affects entire families. The way children learn to interact with their parents, siblings and the outside world can largely be defined by what goes on in the home. Reactions such as anxiety, nightmares, poor school performance and increased aggression are common among children witnessing domestic violence. These reactions can result in long-term physical health and behavior problems, including violence and/or acceptance of violence in their own adult intimate relationships. Assisting families facing domestic violence requires a many-pronged approach. One such regional organization, COPE, short for Center of Protective Environment, offers many different services geared toward helping the entire family. Individual counseling is available for survivors and a group counseling program treats offenders at COPE’s office in Ruidoso and the main building in Alamogordo. Victim advocates are available to let clients know about local resources and to offer options for their futures. COPE has a lawyer and a legal assistant in Alamogordo who will file petitions for orders of protection and represent clients, if possible. Legal advice is not offered locally, but the advocate can consult with the staff lawyer and accompany survivors to hearings in CarContinued on next page

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Hope Harbor transitional home

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ope Harbor Transitional Home is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing a safe transitional home for women and children who have been affected by domestic violence.

Our mission is to offer Christ-centered hope, healing and direction to women and children escaping domestic abuse. Our vision is to see families in our community living full, healthy, Christ-centered lives.

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We will be partnering with ENMU-Ruidoso, NM Workforce Connection, the NEST, HEAL, COPE, CYFD, LCCHC, Lincoln County and Mescalero Ministerial Alliance, Otero Electric and other community leaders and resources. We are funded by private donations, grants, and fundraisers. We anticipate opening early 2019. For more information or to partner with us please contact us at hopeharbornm.org, info@hopeharbornm.org, Facebook: Hope Harbor New Mexico, 575-686-0990, P.O. Box 1296, Ruidoso, NM 88355.

We will provide housing up to two years, case management with emphasis on accountability to a personal goal plan, life skills in finance, parenting, health, nutrition, personal development, and Bible Study. Residents will be committed to pursue education and career goals, clean and sober, women with children ten and under, survivors of domestic violence, and goal oriented to become self-sufficient. We have been given property in COPE, continued from pg. 20

rizozo and Ruidoso. COPE has a shelter in Alamogordo and if a client does not have transportation, a ride can be arranged. In addition, COPE has a community education program with presentations available on domestic and dating violence, bullying and stalking. From July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, COPE helped 535 survivors, 124 children and 245 offenders through its Ruidoso and Alamogordo offices. Just over 200 survivors and their children received just under 7,000 days of care in the Alamogordo shelter and 191 survivors received legal assistance. Three thousand nine hundred children and youth and 4,700 adults attended one of COPE’s presentations or stopped at one of the

31 activity booths set up in the region. Despite its idyllic landscape and vacation atmosphere, Ruidoso does not escape the problem of domestic abuse. Both COPE and HEAL, a separate but sister organization, are committed to helping those who all-toooften face domestic violence alone and are trying to support not only those experiencing the problem but to educate the community to make Ruidoso and Alamogordo and their respective counties not only a better place but a safer home for everyone who lives here. For more information, please call the Ruidoso office of COPE at (575) 258-4946 or the Alamogordo office at (575) 434-3622. If you are experiencing a crisis, call the 24-hour hotline at (575) 437-2673. 2018 Health & Wellness Guide of Lincoln County and Mescalero 21


How to recognize and respond The Nest Domestic to domestic abuse Violence Program

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here are many signs of an abusive relationship.

The most telling sign is fear of your partner—constantly watching what you say and do in order to avoid a blowup—if this is your situation, chances are your relationship is unhealthy and potentially abusive. Other signs that you may be in an abusive relationship include a partner who belittles you or tries to control you, and feelings of sadness, helplessness, and desperation. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, or financial. Generally it becomes worse over time. Friends or family sometimes express concern that a loved one is in an abusive relationship. Some signs to look for are that the person may seem afraid or anxious to please their partner, may go along with everything their partner says and does, may have to check in often to report where they are, who they are with, and what they are doing. They may receive frequent, harassing phone calls or texts or may talk about their partner’s temper, jealousy, or possessiveness. Every one of us knows someone who has experienced domestic abuse. It happens to 1 out of every 4 women. Unfortunately New Mexico ranks behind only one other state for the highest rate of domestic abuse in the United States. A victim could be yourself, your sister, your mother, grandmother, your friend, your coworker or the clerk at the grocery store. Domestic abuse strikes every community in Lincoln County and Mescalero, every race, every nationality, every socioeconomic status and even tourists visiting the area. Abusers can be anyone, even someone you 22 2018 Health & Wellness Guide of Lincoln County and Mescalero

would never suspect of being violent. Domestic abuse is primarily a crime that is used by a male against a female but it can also be female to male and it can be present in same sex relationships as well. The basic fact about domestic abuse is that one partner uses various ways to try to control what a partner, family member, or an ex-partner thinks and does. They may threaten to or may actually hurt children or pets to get their way. Many victims say that it is like family members are “walking on eggshells” when the abuser is around so as not to set them off. Abuse can affect the victim in a number of ways. It is a leading cause of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) similar to what veterans experience in combat. Other effects may include depression, anger, guilt, shame, inability to trust, despair and hopelessness. Many physical symptoms can be attributed to the abuse either through experiencing high levels of stress or through physical injuries sustained during abusive incidents. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can result from trauma to the head. Strangulation (choking) can debilitate someone for life in seconds and can result in death in minutes. There may be no visible external signs and a victim of strangulation is at risk of death from stroke for as long as 6 months after the incident.

Domestic abuse not only affects the victim, it affects children who are more likely to grow up to be abusers or victims themselves if they witness or experience domestic abuse during childhood. It also affects area businesses through higher rates of absenteeism, higher turnover, and lower productivity. In summary, domestic abuse affects our entire community. We each have an obligation to help break this cycle of violence. The first and foremost thing to do is to call police immediately if you hear or see something happening. Don’t dismiss it as a private matter, it is NOT, it is criminal behavior and it is up to all of us to help victims and to hold abusers accountable for their actions within our communities. Everyone deserves to be safe in their own homes. Anyone can call us 24 hours a day at 575638-6378 to talk to an Advocate.


The all-around healer

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By Lydia C. Radosevich, PT

any people don’t realize that physical therapy is capable of treating more than just sprains and strains.

Did you know that physical therapy can also help with incontinence, lymphedema, and fibromyalgia? Here are a few quick facts about how physical therapy can treat these various problems and so many more. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, more than 13 million U.S. citizens have incontinence (women and men), but this is not a condition that anyone should have to permanently endure. A physical therapist can help you by teaching you exercises that will target the pelvic floor muscles and strengthen them back to their normal state to support proper bladder function. Lymphedema, which can cause significant swelling of the upper and lower extremities due to the build-up of excess lymph fluid, is caused by damage to the body’s lymphatic system (such as during cancer treatment). A physical therapist can start off by providing manual lymphatic stimulation and then if necessary fit these patients with compression sleeves that keep the swelling down. They will also teach the patient exercises and motions that will stimulate lymph flow so build up is prevented. The HIVAMAT, a machine which produces electromagnetic pulsed energy, available at The Ruidoso Physical Therapy Clinic, does an amazing job at pushing fluid and inflammation out of the tissue and joints. Fibromyalgia affects almost 5 million people in the United States; 80 to 90 percent are women. This condition

doesn’t usually consist of only one problem; it is often a series of things such as widespread pain throughout the body, headaches, memory problems, fatigue, depression, and anxiety just to name a few. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, extensive research supports the use of education, aerobic exercise, and strengthening exercises to help improve fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, fear of pain often keeps people from beginning an exercise program. Your physical therapist will teach you how to interpret pain signals—and how to manage and decrease your symptoms— through a customized exercise program. Exercise does not have to be harsh! There are many gentle stretches and light exercises that will greatly benefit a fibromyalgia patient. From headaches to cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy is an important treatment option to consider for any condition you may be facing. If you are unsure about whether or not physical therapy can help, call your local physical therapist and set up a consultation with them to see what they can do for you. Lydia C. Radosevich, PT, owner of The Ruidoso Physical Therapy Clinic, has been a physical therapist for more than 37 years and believes that pain is not a lifestyle. Call the clinic at 575-257-1800 to set up a free 15-minute consultation with one of the therapists. Also feel free to email us at: lydia@ruidosopt.com or visit our website at www.ruidosopt.com. 2018 Health & Wellness Guide of Lincoln County and Mescalero 23


ommunity Healing Addictions through C.H.A.N.G.E. CNetworking, Guidance and Education

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ince the 2016 opioid overdose of two high school youth and subsequent overdose deaths, C.H.A.N.G.E. has been endeavoring to improve how our local society perceives and reacts to addictions and the opioid crisis in Lincoln County.

Opioids are a powerful class of painkillers derived from opium that come from the poppy plant. These drugs, which come in pill or liquid form, are available by prescription and can help relieve pain. The pills may be prescribed after surgery, and sometimes to chronic pain sufferers. Opioids can be dangerous. Beyond giving the user, “a feeling of euphoria” or reducing pain, it can also cause slowing of respirations, reduced alertness and ability to make judgements. 66 percent of overdose deaths in the United States are attributed to opioid overdoses. Of the 497 New Mexicans who died from drug overdoses

in 2016, 61 were in the Southeast Region. The SE Region had a drug overdose rate of 20.7 per 100,000 residents.

Not only a human cost... Opioid Overdose Deaths in 2016 cost New Mexico $4.5 BILLION. Residents ages 25-34 have the highest incidence of overdose deaths in N.M.

Lincoln County for 3rd quarter of 2017 • 4,460 Opioid Prescriptions filled • 3,441 Benzodiazepine Prescriptions filled • Four overdose deaths Naloxone is a non-addictive, life-saving medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s office was trained by the N.M. Department of Health on how to administer Naloxone, and deputies now carry Naloxone could save lives.

How can you help? 1. Dispose of unused opioids or benzodiazepine prescriptions in drug drop box 2. Purchase a prescription lock box for pain killers and anti-anxiety prescriptions 3. Ask for Non-opioid treatments for pain such as physical therapy, non-opioid meds, and Cognitive behavioral therapy 4. If family member takes prescription opioids, a parent is concerned, or a family member is known drug user, keep Naloxone on hand (you can ask your doctor for a prescription or user can sign up for the Harm Reduction Program offered by the D.O.H.) C.H.A.N.G.E. will be installing a permanent prescription drop box in the Ruidoso Police Department and partners with the police department on National Drug Take Back Days in April and October. The graduating class of 2018 will benefit from two $500 scholarships for winners of the essay contest on how addiction has touched their lives. This is the second year these scholarships in memory of C.J. Gomez and Zach Dawson will be awarded. C.H.A.N.G.E. and Presbyterian, are making this opportunity available. For more information or to join C.H.A.N.G.E. please contact April Blackwell 575-630-7974 or Sergio Castro 575-257-6491.

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Let us Rec your world

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here are numerous activities that take place in the Village of Ruidoso Parks system with little or no cost. From recreational to competitive, from family oriented to a quite walk in the woods, parades, and hiking, we got you covered.

Take the family - Enjoy the numerous parks and open space scattered throughout Ruidoso. Two Rivers Park offers a paved hiking path that meanders along the Ruidoso River with a playground and pavilions for family gatherings. Enjoy the pony rides nearby of grab a lunch to go and enjoy the fresh air and sound of the Ruidoso River. Head to Wingfield Park for the many events offered throughout the year and enjoy a stroll around the trail, admire and enjoy the wildlife, playground, and musical instruments. White Mountain Sports Complex offers more than six

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Photo by Dominique Taylor acres of beautiful green turf, enjoy the locals favorite Kids Konnection Playground, or a pickup game of basketball or pickle ball. The Annual Ruidoso Kite Festival is held here each fall, with the next one coming up on Sept. 24, 2018. For a complete list of events held in the Parks visit ruidosoparksandrec.com.

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• Lincoln County Soccer League Summer Challenger Sports Camp July 9, 2018 - July 13, 2018

Jump in a lake - Seeking a little more adventure? Head to Grindstone Lake for a dip in the lake, swimming is also offered from Memorial Day through Labor Day, for those under 12 you must wear a life jacket.

• Punt Pass, and Kick • N.M. State Disc Golf Championship, Sunday Aug. 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Kite Festival

Photo by Todd Fuqua

• Horton Gym – Kids Sports Camps • Little League Football

Take the family - From Memorial Weekend to the first week of August enjoy a dip in the Ruidoso Pool. The pool offers a kiddie area, diving board, climbing wall, and slide. Enjoy a snack or lunch with the concession and soak up the sun on the many lounge chairs or pop open an umbrella to relax. Private pool parties are offered each evening or enjoy one of the Dive in Movies held throughout the Summer. Don’t know how to swim? Swim lessons for all ages are offered throughout the summer

Hook a big one - Grindstone and Alto both offer year around canoeing and kayak access to the amply stocked rainbow trout maybe even a smallmouth bass. Fish from the shore or from a kayak or canoe, either way you will escape the crowded shorelines of other lakes and you could even catch a glimpse of a Bald Eagle or an Osprey diving for its evening meal. Ride the trails - Mountain Biking and Hiking Trails abound in and around Ruidoso. Close to town you have both the Grindstone Trail System and the Cedar Creek Trail System offering first class downhill and cross country trails. Sharpen your skills at the Bike Skills Park on White Mountain Drive or bomb downhill on the newly opened Cedar Creek Downhill Trail. Accessible hard surface trails include the Links walking trail which meanders around the Links Golf Course and offers beautiful views of Sierra Blanca, wildlife, access to playgrounds, a dog park, and athletic fields. The Ruidoso River Trail ambles along the Ruidoso River and maintains a gentle grade through the entire length of the paved pathway offering a relaxing option for trail users of all skill levels. You can even admire the artwork of the local artist Gordon Snidow’s “Crazy Quilt”.

Lace up the shoes - How about participating in one of the 5K runs such as the Grindstone Trials Runs on July 28, 2018 or feeling a little more adventurous sign up for the Ruidoso Marathon, or even the Half Marathon, Kids One mile fun run or the 5K around the links. Interested? Visit the Village of Ruidoso’s parks Department’s Webpage at www.ruidosoparksandrec.com to get the complete list of times and dates.

Photo by Mark Stambaugh

No Internet? Cabin fever? call the Parks Department at (575) 257-5030 for information on how or where to spread your wings in the numerous open spaces or events in Ruidoso. 2018 Health & Wellness Guide of Lincoln County and Mescalero 27


Our view of gambling addiction makes a difference

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By Daniel Blackwood Director, The Evolution Group, Inc.

ow our community views a person with a gambling addiction matters. If there is judgment felt in the community, it can make it harder for people to come forward and seek help. People generally fear being stereotyped and people with gambling addiction are especially vulnerable to this. They anticipate with fear that people would not want to be around them, would no longer trust them, might look down on them as immoral, or feel angry towards them for their gambling addiction. A common misconception about gambling addiction is that it is a choice and that people who gamble addictively do so because it is their own fault, their own bad choice. Sometimes people in the community don’t know or understand, or perhaps forget, that gambling addiction is an illness, one that feels out of control to the person experiencing it. Gambling addiction usually occurs in conjunction with or as a way to cope with other mental illness, trauma, or relational issues. The community often views the gambling addict as immoral or untrustworthy. For this reason, the gambling addict anticipates judgment by family and friends and by the community in general. Gambling addicts expect that most people will hold negative judgments about them. When a person feels or thinks they are being judged about their gambling addiction they begin to internalize those judgments. This increased self-judgment manifests in fear and shame which is painful and actually leads to more gambling as a way to cope with the pain. Because the gambling addict anticipates judgment it often causes them to reject both treatment and social support. For this reason a person who gambles addictively might deny their illness, avoid seeking treatment, or prematurely end treatment services if they feel as if others would judge them. It is important to understand that the anticipation of judgment influences self-judgment among people with gambling addiction. Although there is effective and even free treatment available for gam28 2018 Health & Wellness Guide of Lincoln County and Mescalero

bling addiction, people avoid seeking help because they anticipate others will judge them. We know that if we can reduce the anticipation and fear of judgment amongst gambling addicts in the community, more people with gambling addiction would feel safe to reach out for help. One such way this can be accomplished is for people in the community to learn about problem gambling, its causes, what can be done, about treatment, and available treatment resources. We also know how powerful it can be for gambling addicts and their families to hear recovering gambling addicts share their stories about their experience of recovering and how they got help to get their lives back. This helps to reduce the myths about gambling addiction and reduce fear of judgment and encourage more people to seek treatment. Like with any illness, we can learn to have compassion for the gambling addict. Without rescuing or bailing them out, we can offer emotional support, information about resources. Most importantly, we can let the gambling addict know that we understand and accept how difficult this illness is and demonstrate concern and support for their getting treatment for it like we would for any other serious illness.


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Creative Aging of New Mexico your resource for senior living

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here to ask when you need help in Lincoln County

Who we are:

The Creative Aging Advisory Committee was organized to provide a resource for older adults to inform and educate each other on issues that are important to us. We are located at and supported by ENMU-Ruidoso. We recognize that many of the key factors that influence a livable community as we age are determined locally. Creative Aging works in partnership with multiple agencies to put in place imaginative changes that will have real impact on our day to day lives as we enjoy the opportunities and navigate the challenges as we live and age in our community. We invite you to join us in our multiple activities focused on enhancing the quality of life for all older adults in Lincoln County. • Utilize our Creative Aging Resource Center by calling the Workforce Connection at 575-258-1730 and asking for Creative Aging. Volunteers can answer your questions on health care, transportation, housing, legal resources, Medicare/Medicaid. • Participate in our monthly educational meetings and/ or participate in volunteer activities such as our volunteer driving program, our mentoring program, or our Resource Center. • Increase your skills in our computer and smart phone tutoring sessions. • Participate 30 2018 Health & Wellness Guide of Lincoln County and Mescalero

in the joy of aging, giving back to others and staying current with all the many advances in living a healthy and creative life through our older years. Our meetings and programs act as gathering places for all of us to share creative solutions to the changes we may encounter as we age. We welcome all to attend and participate, with no charge for services. To get on our email mailing list and learn about scheduled meetings, call Creative Aging at the Workforce Connection-ENMU Ruidoso at 575-258-1730. You may also call directly to Luddy Leong at 575-9737140.


2018 Health & Wellness Guide of Lincoln County and Mescalero  

Lincoln County Community Health Council Annual Publication

2018 Health & Wellness Guide of Lincoln County and Mescalero  

Lincoln County Community Health Council Annual Publication

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