Central Desert Behavioral Health Center strives to provide the highest quality
care possible to the elders of Central New Mexico and its surrounding areas. The 26-bed inpatient
psychiatric center offers services based on principles of milieu therapy in a safe, supportive and
secure environment. Our goal is to help people regain their life and live it to the fullest!
Mental health disorders affect at least 17% of individuals age 55 or older and the risk for depression
is four times greater than that of the general population*. Due to the presence of other medical conditions, depression
and other mental disorders often go undiagnosed in older patients.
*Gum, King-Kallimanis, Kohn 2009
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