2017 Speakers

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Wendy Linebrink-Allison
Wendy Linebrink-Allison
Session #16

As program manager at the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) Wendy Linebrink-Allison is a critical link between crisis services and community education. Her work in advocacy, assistance, and empowerment of people with physical, mental, behavioral, and/or substance use disorders strives to reduce stigmas and help them achieve healthy, meaningful lives. She provides advocacy, emotional support, and guidance by sharing real-world experiences, which brings development and enhancement of community coping and functions skills. Wendy is a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor, Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Trainer, Certified Peer Support Worker, Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) Prevention Trainer, and Managing your Chronic Disease (MyCD) Workshop leader. She has been featured on radio, TV, and newspaper outlets as an advocate for promoting recovery and resiliency while lobbying for community mental health within behavioral health systems, and frequently presents trainings throughout New Mexico’s varied communities.