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Emergence Health Network Hosts Free Mental Health Lifesaver Rally Friday

Emergence Health Network, in collaboration with the Paso Del Norte Health Foundation, are inviting El Paso residents to a free community event for anyone interested in learning more about mental illness and how to assist an individual in need.

“Just about everyone can feel overwhelmed at times, maybe even feel anxiety, depression or deal with a wide range of situations they can’t coping with,” said Kristi Daugherty, CEO Emergence Health Network.

Invited speakers will share their stories of how mental illness has impacted their lives in hopes that they can positively impact other lives.

“We are very excited about our guest speakers who are traveling to El Paso to share their inspiring stories,” said Noreen Jaramillo, Emergence Health Network Director of Communications.

“Kevin Hines is an award-winning bestselling author and filmmakers who talks about his experience with Bipolar Disorder and surviving a suicide attempt off the Gold Gate Bridge. Mark Lukach is the author of the international bestselling memoir of his young marriage that was impacted by his wife’s battle with mental illness. We are honored to have them here.”

Daugherty adds, “Events – such as the EHN Lifesaver Rally – are so important to have when addressing the behavioral health of our community.”

Mental Health Lifesaver Rally

When: Friday, July 20, 2018
Time: 9 am – 2 pm  |  Registration at 8:30 am
Where: Alamo Draft House Cinema
250 Monticello Blvd.

Emergence Health Network helps Veterans ‘Dress for Success’

Having joined forces for the recent Vets Dress for Success Drive, Emergence Health Network, together with the Office of Senator Jose Rodriguez and Family Endeavors, now turn their attention to the EHN Veterans One Stop Center in Northeast El Paso for the distribution of the collected donations.

“EHN is honored to be a part of this important community effort to help our veterans,” said Kristi Daugherty, CEO Emergence Health Network. “We know sometimes transitioning back into civilian life can be challenging on several levels, that’s why our Veterans One Stop Center is here to help.”

Thanks to the generosity of El Pasoans, new or gently used professional clothes were collected for both men and women veterans in our community to assist them in obtaining civilian employment.

All local veterans who could benefit from the donations can stop by the EHN Veterans One Stop Center Tuesday, April 3, 2018 through Friday April, 6, 2018 to gather apparel needed for job interviews or employment.

For more information call the EHN Veterans One Stop Center at 915-747-3605

Vets Dress for Success Clothing Distribution  8 am – 5 pm
April 3, 2018 – April 6, 2018
Veterans One Stop Center
9565 Diana Drive

EHN Counselors Offer Help for Students Struggling with Test Anxiety

For some Sun City students, as the school year starts to wind down, test anxiety season starts ramping up. Now Emergence Health Network (EHN) is offering help to get through this anxiety-ridden time.

Officials with EHN say test anxiety is real psychological condition experienced by many students especially when taking a big test such as a final exam, STAAR or college SAT test.

“The fear of failure can actually impair learning and ability to study prior to the exam and hurt test performance,” said Celeste Nevarez, EHN Licensed Professional Counselor.

“We know a lot of focus is put on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test and a lot of students feel that pressure, but there is a way to cope with that stress which is helpful to the students and their parents,” Nevarez added.

 Emergence Health Network (EHN) is offering help by hosting Test Anxiety Support Groups for students and their parents to help prepare for the upcoming state STAAR and SAT/ACT college exams.

Most insurances accepted or cost is under $20 per person for self-pay.  Space is limited so reserve your spot soon.  For more information or to RSVP call 915-599-6600.

Test Anxiety Support Groups  |  All sessions are 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm  |  8500 Boeing Drive

• Tuesday, March 27, 2018
• Thursday, March 29, 2018
• Tuesday, April 3, 2018
• Thursday, April 5, 2018


Emergence Health Network Offers Help, Resources for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to deal the tragedy of loss and often the guilt that comes with it.

Many El Pasoans struggle every day with suicidal thoughts, thinking they are all alone, with nowhere to turn. Local mental health advocates Emergence Health Network are on a mission to raise awareness and change that perception.

According to EHN, 90% of people who die by suicide are also believed to have had a mental health disorder. The numbers are staggering, yet only a small percentage of individuals dealing with a crisis will seek help.

“This needs to change and that is why Emergence Health Network wants the community to know, help is available. For instance: EHN operates the crisis hotline where trained mental health professionals are available 24/7 to talk to individuals having a hard time coping with a situation,” said Kristi Daugherty, CEO Emergence Health Network.

“We also launched a mobile phone application, so within seconds El Paso residents can have access to mental health community resources and if someone they know is going through a mental health crisis they can get help by a touch of a single button. It is technology at its best and it could save lives.”

To learn more about the app, click HERE to watch the video.

Local Crisis Hotline Number   915-779-1800  |  Toll Free: 1-877-562-6467

⦁ EHN Crisis Hotline Specialists are qualified Mental Health Professionals and have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in the health and social services field.  Supervisors are available 24/7 for additional support as needed. Crisis Hotline Specialists are available to the public, 24/7/365.

⦁ Crisis Hotline Specialists initially provide verbal crisis resolution when they receive a call. Crisis Specialists are trained through their education and trainings to assist in verbal de-escalation and link them to local mental health resources such as Emergence Health Network’s Crisis Intake Unit and Extended Observation Unit or can contact authorities if needed.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

⦁ EHN is contracted with National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to take calls in the north to northwestern part of Texas. We also constitute as a roll over center for areas such as Austin and Dallas when their call volume reaches capacity and a crisis operator is not available to answer from the initial designated call center for that area. It is separated by area code, so we receive many of the rural calls to the Lifeline.

EHN Crisis and Emergency Services

1600 Montana Ave. 1st floor – Monday – Friday 8 am – 5pm

Crisis Intake and Assessments Free and Confidential Mental Health Screenings Referral to services


EHN Extended Observation Unit 1600 E. Yandell Street Ste. B24 hour, 7 day a week Crisis Intake Unit 11-bed facility.

Up to 48 hours of observation and stabilization from trained mental health professionals

Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA) offered by EHN

MHFA training is FREE and teaches individuals to identify and respond to a person who is experiencing a mental health crisis.  They learn how to help stabilize a person in crisis until they can connect them with the appropriate clinical training.

Think of it as being trained in CPR, to help a person having a heart attack – until paramedics can arrive.


Warning Signs:

-Inability to cope with daily tasks

-Rapid mood swings

-Increased agitation

-Displays of abusive behavior


Helpful Tips:

Be a support system.

Listen to their story and let them know you care.

Ask directly about suicide, calmly and without judgement.

Let them know their life matters to you.  That one conversation could save a life.

Reach out for professional help and don’t be afraid to talk about what is going on. This helps reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

Encourage the individual to talk with a professional and never be afraid to call 911 if the person is at eminent risk. It is better to be safe than lose another person to suicide.

If you are struggling: Don’t wait for someone to reach out.  Seek mental health treatment; strength comes in asking for help.  Treat yourself like you would treat someone else who needs your help.

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