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Crisis Hotlines and Websites

Crisis Page

 

Counseling Center

NW Fidel 1st floor, Room 150

Phone: 575-835-6619

To fill out an intake form:  Click Here

NMT Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

 

Suicide Prevention Month 

Suicide rates around the globe are at an all time high. Stressors that put a suicidal individual at risk of death by suicide includes but are not limited to mental health issues, environmental stressors, and past issues. "People with severe mental illness are 12 times more likely to die by suicide than others, suicide is not limited to those who suffer from bipolar disorder or schizophrenia" (EDUMED). Common challenges that can also increase suicidal thoughts include burnout, chronic stress, compassion fatigue, depression, sleep disorders, and substance abuse.

To learn more about suicide prevention and destigmatizing this issue, visit the Suicide and Prevention Guide by EDUMED here.

    

 

Warning Signs of Suicide

When a person who is contemplating or their intention is to die by suicide, they may show a couple of warning signs. Although not everyone has clear warning signs, there might still be something that seems off about them. Normally, the warning signs can fall into the three following categories.

 

Click here to learn what is a mental health emergency.

 

 

Crisis Phone Numbers

Local Mental Health Resources

Roots Counseling Center, LLC:

413 N. California St., Socorro, 575-297-0808

Socorro Mental Health:

1200, US-60, Socorro, 575-835-2444

 

 

Need Family and Parent Peer Support?

 

Parenting a child with emotional, mental, and/or behavioral health concerns can be tough. A struggling child can actually disrupt the whole family. This is why New Mexico Crisis and Access Line has put some resources together just for you!

"Family and parent peer supporters offer other parents and caregivers with children experiencing challenges and/or disabilities: assistance, a listening ear, hints on how to navigate the complex system of care, an advocate, and practical tools and information from the lens of someone that has also been there and found ways to help their children thrive."

Family and parent peer supportcan assist parents and caregivers with coping tools, improving school encounters, engaging individualized education plans (IEPs), advocating during medical and mental health appointments, and navigating court ordered programs to work more effectively.

You can find:

There is always someone here to listen to you. You are never alone, no matter what you're going through. Call the NM Peer-to-Peer Warmline now for help today!

 

 

Mental Health Resources

 

Myths about Suicide

Myth: There are always warning signs.

Only 50-75% of people display clear warning signs of suicidal thoughts or decisions before they take their life.

Myth: Someone who is suicidal will always be suicidal.

About 54% of those who die by suicide don’t have any diagnosable mental health disorder.

Myth: Someone who dies by suicide had severe mental illness.

Suicidal thoughts are often short-term and specific to a particular situation, such as a divorce, breakup, legal trouble, financial issues, a death in the family, a severe illness, trauma or abuse, or the loss of a home and not indicative of a severe mental illness.

Myth: People who are suicidal really do want to die.

Those who have suicidal thoughts usually don’t actually want to die; rather, they don’t want to continue living their life as it is. This is why talking about it can be so helpful.

Myth: When someone gets better, their risk of suicide goes down.

For many, it’s the days or weeks after treatment that can be the most dangerous. It’s very important to ensure a person has a strong support system even when they seem “fine.”

To learn more about suicide prevention and destigmatizing this issue, visit the Suicide and Prevention Guide by EDUMED here.

 

 

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line | www.nmcrisisline.com

Crisis and Access Line | 1-855-NMCRISIS | 1-855-662-7474

Peer-to-Peer Warmline | 1-855-4NM-7100 | 1-855-466-7100

Healthcare Worker and First Responder Support Line | 1-855-507-5509

NM 5-Actions Program nm5actions.com

 

 

 

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