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Mental Health

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.

You can CALL or ONLINE CHAT with...

‚ÄčNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)    Available 24/7!
For CHAT, go to


Phone Resources:

Native Youth Crisis Hotline:  1-877-209-1266

Trevor Lifeline:  1-866-488-7386       
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.  

Agora Crisis Center:  (505) 277-3013 (in Albuquerque)  or   1-866-HELP-1-NM  (1-866-435-7166)
Anyone can call Agora; you don't have to be in crisis! You can talk about good things, bad things, stress, anger, loneliness, or just vent! Their highly trained volunteers are ready to provide compassionate, non-judgmental listening. They are also a great source for referrals if you need to know who to get in touch with for your specific needs. 

Internet Resources:

Suicide Prevention Resource Center:
SPRC works to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and provides support, training, and resources for the development of suicide prevention programs. This is the home of the Best Practice Registry. Sign up on the home page for the Weekly Spark -- news, research summaries, and announcements related to suicide and mental health. 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
AFSP is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. 

American Association of Suicidology:  
An excellent resource. Includes fact sheets, publications, and all the important links to other sites. They also host an annual conference for suicide prevention and for survivors. 

The Search Institute:
The site for information on and practical application of the strength-based Developmental Assets research.

Youth Suicide Prevention School Based Guide: 
The definitive publication, free to download, that compiles the best models used throughout the country for suicide prevention and postvention in schools. 

A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools by Lerner, Volpe, Lindell
This publication, offered at a reasonable price, includes excellent information for understanding and managing acute traumatic stress and empowering educators during traumatic events. Can be purchased here.

Multi-Cultural Competencies:
One of many sites that may help mentors to help youth prepare to live successfully and in peace in our diverse world. 

National Registry for Evidence-Based Programs and Practices:


New Mexico Resources:

‚ÄčNew Mexico Crisis and Access Line:  CALL 1-855-NM-CRISIS  (1-855-662-7474) 
Professional counselors available 24/7 for any New Mexican. Free and confidential. More information at
Los consejeros profesionales estan disponibles 24/7 para cualquier Nuevo Mexicano. Gratis y confidencial. 

NMDOH Office of School and Adolescent Health:
This office of the New Mexico Department of Health's mission is to improve the health of all adolescents in New Mexico. Find out what is happening all over NM to improve the well-being of our youth. 

New Mexico Suicide Prevention Coalition:
NMSPC is devoted to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. They provide education, support and advocacy to reduce the suicide rate in New Mexico. 

NM-IBIS (Indicator-Based Information System):
New Mexico's public heath data resource. 

NMDOH Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey:
Statewide and county-by-county survey results.