Departments and Services

Behavioral Health

The RGH Behavioral Health Clinic can provide you with the support, care and treatment you need to live a happier life.


If you are experiencing problems that prevent you from feeling your best, or you are struggling with the effects of trauma, RGH behavioral health providers can help.

We treat depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions, as well as help patients dealing with trauma through medication management.

We can also help you identify those behaviors that are limiting you, build your confidence and support you in reaching your goals for overall health and wellness.


Mental illnesses are common in the United States. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness.

  • Exposure to trauma (abuse, accident, disaster or violence)
  • Withdrawal from social and pleasurable activities
  • Exposure to or in temporary stressful living conditions
  • Poor work or school performance; unemployment or school dropout
  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Family history of behavioral health issues
  • Presence of a substance use disorder


  • Contact your doctor, therapist or counselor to help you cope
  • Call a supportive family member or close friend
  • Keep your household organized and safe
  • Socialize with friends/family in positive settings
  • Attend faith-based services
  • Do not use alcohol
  • Exercise or engage in regular physical activity
  • Practice healthy sleep and eating habit


Millions of Americans live with mental health issues.

Evidence-based treatments are based on rigorous research and have demonstrated effectiveness in achieving positive treatment outcomes. Examples of evidence-based treatments for behavioral health include:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) explores how an individual’s thoughts and beliefs influence their mood and actions. CBT reduces the severity of current symptoms and reduces the risk of future episode by developing skills to challenge unwanted thoughts and tools to cope with stress or mental health symptoms.

Prescription Medications are important to the treatment of mental health illnesses. Medication provides relief for many people and help manage symptoms to the point that an individual can resume life activities. Medication tends to be most effective when it is used in combination with counseling and therapy.

What are the most common mental health issues in the United States?

The most common mental health concerns are anxiety disorders, major depression and bipolar disorder.

Anxiety Disorders Major Depressive Disorder Bipolar Disorder

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, this disorder is highly treatable, but only around 37 percent of those affected actually receive treatment. It is common to be diagnosed with both anxiety and depression. Symptoms can include excessive worrying, feeling agitated, restlessness, fatigue, tense muscles, difficulty sleeping, and panic attacks. A diagnosis for anxiety can only be made by a medical professional and includes a physical exam.

Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability for Americans aged 15 to 44. This disorder is more prevalent in women than men. Some of the symptoms include depressed mood, diminished interest or pleasure, change in weight, appetite and sleep patterns, fatigue, and a feeling of worthlessness. This can only be diagnosed with a consultation with a medical provider.

Bipolar disorders affect men and women equally. The median age for diagnosed bipolar disorder is around 25 years old, but it can develop later in life as well. Those who suffer from bipolar disorder experience manic episodes where their moods and behaviors are drastically different than normal. These changes can include unusual energy, activity or sleep patterns. Diagnosis for bipolar disorder may include a physical exam, a psychiatric evaluation, and charting of your mood over time.

Behavioral Health Services
42121 US Hwy 70
PO Box 868
Portales, NM 88130
(575) 226-6640
(575) 356-6652

For more information about Behavioral Health Services, please send an email to


Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED