IDEAS Membership

Depression, dementia, addiction…we think it only happens to someone else. The truth is mental illness impacts us all, yet most people don’t want to or know how to talk about it.

Help us get people talking. Help us teach the facts. Help us combat the stigma of mental illness and addiction.

Your membership changes lives.

Click here to become a member!

Click here for a mail-in memberhip form or call (505) 272-3592.

In addition to the rewards of contributing to the mission of IDEAS, your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your annual membership includes:

Friend - $60 (couple or one adult plus a guest)

Advocate - $100

Benefits of Friend +


Benefactor - $300

Benefits of Advocate +

  • Early Admission and reserved seats at "We Need To Talk" Series
  • Invitation to pre-lecture receptions with "We Need To Talk" Speakers
  • Your gift recognized in E-Newsletter

Chairman's Circle - $1,000+

Representing the highest philanthropic level of membership, the Chairman’s Circle is a group of passionate supporters who are committed to increasing public awareness and understanding of mental illness, reducing stigma, and supporting the mission of the Department of Psychiatry. Their membership provides critical funds which continue to improve the quality and reach of the Office of Community Engagement programs.

Benefits of Benefactor +

  • Your gift recognized in "We Need to Talk" series programs
Chairman's Circle Exclusive Events:
    • Post-lecture dinners with “We Need to Talk” speakers, Department Chairman and IDEAS Program Director
    • Annual special event for Chairman’s Circle members only (such as an inside look at a research project, a film viewing with discussion, or a members-selected presentation)
    • Lunch with Department Chairman and special guest

Corporate - $5,000+
  • Sponsorship recognition for one “We Need to Talk” presentation– recognition at lecture and in all IDEAS promotional materials for that event
  • Pre-lecture reception recognition and invitations for 10 to the reception
  • Post-lecture dinner (for 4) with sponsored “We Need to Talk” speaker, Department Chairman and IDEAS Program Director

Benefits are subject to change.