SEDESA inaugurates sixth “NUBE” headquarters to provide free mental health and addiction care

● The unit is located in the facilities of the Institute for the Care and Prevention of Addictions, in Río Av. Río Mixcoac 342, colonia Acacias, Benito Juárez Mayor’s Office and provides care from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Mexico City Health Secretariat (SEDESA), through the Institute for the Care and Prevention of Addictions (IAPA), inaugurated the sixth headquarters of the Urban Centers for Emotional Well-being (NUBE) program, to provide free care in mental health and addictions from a community approach.

The new headquarters are located at the IAPA facilities, at Avenida Río Mixcoac 342, colonia Acacias, Benito Juárez Municipality, and provides service from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“Timely and free treatment is essential for problems such as addictions, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and other conditions. At NUBE, as in all our services, we work to avoid judging, criminalizing and stigmatizing anyone. People who come to NUBE find a safe environment where they can begin their recovery with the support and empathy of health personnel who are sensitive to their condition,” said the capital’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Oliva López Arellano.

Olica López explained that this Nucleus will benefit more than 500 people in its first year, while the NUBE project, through all its branches, will serve more than 3 thousand families.

The Urban Centres for Emotional Wellbeing, launched in February 2024, offer free psychological care to people who consume psychoactive substances or who suffer from mental health conditions, as well as to the families of users. In addition, cultural activities aimed at the community are carried out, with the aim of strengthening the psychosocial environment of the affected population.

“The CLOUDS are dedicated to giving visibility and attention to the prevention and treatment strategy for the phenomenon of psychoactive substance use as an individual, family and community risk,” said IAPA Director General José Antonio Alcocer Sánchez during the inaugural event.

It is worth noting that, as part of this project, the implementation of two more units in other strategic points of Mexico City is contemplated. Currently, the NUBE Centro Histórico, the NUBE-Tláhuac Mental Health Clinic, the NUBE Universidad de la Salud (UNISA), the NUBE Reclusorio Norte and the NUBE de la Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM) Tezonco are in operation.

The event was also attended by the General Coordinator for Crime Victim Assistance of the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico City, Nahyeli Ortiz Quintero, as well as users of the NUBE.

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