The need for mental health and substance abuse services in eastern New Mexico prompted action by the staff of Eastern New Mexico University in the early 1970s. Wanting an off-campus service, they created Eastern New Mexico Resource Center. When the New Mexico Mental Health Act was passed in 1975, the Resource Center was reorganized as a private non-profit agency resulting in the birth of Mental Health Resources, Inc.
At various times in its history, Mental Health Resources, Inc. has provided services in as many as seven counties in eastern New Mexico. Currently, five counties (Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, DeBaca, and Harding) are served from three offices in Clovis, Portales, and Tucumcari, as well as two outreach offices in Mosquero and Fort Sumner. In June 2010 Mental Health Resources, Inc. was designated as the adult core service agency for the five counties we serve and began to offer Comprehensive Community Support Services.
Statement of Philosophy
Mental Health Resources, Inc. believes in the worth
and dignity of the individual human being. Each individual
served is considered as a person with all the rights,
responsibilities, and dignity provided by the Constitution
of the United States of America. We believe that all
individuals have the right to services without regard to
race, creed, national origin, or ability to pay. The rights
of clients to privacy and confidentiality will be maintained
at all times. Mental Health Resources, Inc. provides
a variety of treatment services in the community. Treatment
within the client's community is in general more effective,
the least restrictive, and the most humane. It is the
philosophy of MHR Inc. to employ the least confining measures
while meeting individual mental health needs.
The purpose embraced by Mental Health Resources, Inc. is to
provide quality mental health and substance abuse services
in the five county areas.
The agency's services are governed by the Code of Ethics established by the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Board and all laws of the state of New Mexico pertaining to the delivery of our services.
Clients of Mental Health Resources, Inc. have the right of
total confidentiality between themselves and our agency
staff. No information will be shared with any other
individual or agency without the client's written consent.
Mental Health Resources, Inc. employs a staff of over eighty
professionals and support staff. All therapists employed
must have masters' degrees and licensure by either the New
Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board or the New
Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners. Community Support
Workers have appropriate bachelors' degree training.
Mental Health Resources, Inc. is governed by a ten person board of directors representing the counties in which it provides services.