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Community has always been at the heart of our mission from our very beginning in 1964. At that time, when most other psychiatry departments focused on psychoanalysis, the founders of UNM’s Department of Psychiatry realized the unique challenges and nature of this vast, diverse and beautiful state. Each day we strive to understand our state’s many cultures and proud traditions in the context of the behavioral health challenges our patients and their families face. Our first 50 years have firmly established our commitment to the people of New Mexico. We plan to continue our missions to train tomorrow’s behavioral health professionals, to research and develop more effective treatments, to provide excellent clinical care and to serve our urban and rural communities well into the future.