Prevention Saves Lives!

Mission

The New Mexico Suicide Prevention Coalition is devoted to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention; and provides education, support and advocacy to reduce the suicide rate in New Mexico.

 

Semi-Annual Coalition Meeting – Sept 8, 2015

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week
Semi-Annual Coalition Meeting

United Way of Central New Mexico, 2340 Alamo SE, Albuquerque 87106
8:30am-4:30pm

Agenda will include a showcase of several different suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and grief and loss  organizations.  The afternoon will focus on issues of LGBTQ Equality, and will include a Transgender 101 training with Adrien Lawyer of the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, and a presentation about suicide prevention advocacy with Mental Health Advocate Ane Romero, congressional staffer with Rep. Martin Heinrich’s office.

Other featured organizations will include the State of New Mexico’s Office of Injury Prevention, the Native American Clearinghouse for Suicide Prevention, New Mexico Crisis and Access Line, Straight Scoop for Vets and Friends, Children’s Grief Center, Albuquerque Survivors of Suicide, and Equality New Mexico.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend but please RSVP to Sabrina Strong at Sabrina.Strong@wakingupalive.org so we can have an accurate count for food.

There will be  6 Social Work CEUs (2.5 of which are Cultural CEUs) available for this event.

There are still a couple of presentation/exhibition spaces available! Email Sabrina.Strong@wakingupalive.org if you would like to provide a short presentation on your organization or would like to have an information table.

QPR Training Late Registration

Thanks you for your interest in QPR Certified Instructor Training (TOT) being held on April 21, 2015 at the United Way of Central NM in Albuquerque.  The cost for late registration is $550.00.  You can register for this training by clicking on the button below:




 

QPR Train-the-Trainer

Our next QPR Certified Instructor’s Training will be held on April 21, 2015 at the United Way of Central New Mexico in Albuquerque.  For more information, please contact Laura Harrison at (505) 401-9382.  You can download the Registration Form here.

Crisis Intervention Training

We are currently expanding our offerings of crisis intervention trainings for laypeople, first responders, and mental health professionals.  Please check our menu of offerings here:  www.nmsuicideprevention.org/training

We sometimes offer general trainings, but you can contact us directly to setup training for your organization or community.  We can tailor our offerings to meet your organization’s need and budget.

New Mexico Children’s Law Institute

Executive Director Sabrina Strong is presenting “Developing and Revising Suicide Prevention Protocols” in a Juvenile Justice Setting this Wednesday at the New Mexico Children’s Law Institute Annual Conference.  For more information about Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Justice, check out the following links:

Developing and Revising Suicide Prevention Protocols

Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Zero Suicide Toolkit: Clinical Care In Systems Framework

Shield of Care –

The Shield of CareTM is a groundbreaking suicide prevention curriculum designed specifically for staffs that work in our nation’s juvenile justice facilities. This curriculum is the culmination of three years of development. The curriculum is based on evaluation data, best practice literature, our experience providing community suicide gatekeeper training in Tennessee’s juvenile justice facilities, input of juvenile justice staff, and our many partners. (Please see the trainer’s manual for a listing of our local and national partners) All materials are free and available for download following the overview of the Shield of CareTM.

For more information about implementing any of these programs and initiatives in your facility, please contact Laura Harrison at (505) 401-9382.

New Crisis Line in New Mexico

Beginning February 1, 2013, the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) will be available statewide, helping New Mexicans get access to local help and resources during a mental health crisis. The line will be available statewide and toll free at 1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474).