Prevention Saves Lives!


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.


QPR Triage Suicide Prevention Training – April 4, 2014 – CEUs

Waking Up Alive, Inc. and the New Mexico Suicide Prevention Coalition are proud to announce:

QPR Triage Suicide Prevention Training
Dr. David Ley, PhD

Friday April 4, 2014
8:30 am-4:30 pm

United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

This training is accredited with the National Board of Certified Counselors. At the end of the training day your trainer will provide you with a certificate which includes the National Board Certified Counselors # and 7 CEUs.

Lunch will be provided – Cost is $40.00 - Space is limited 
Please RSVP to Laura Harrison at or call (505) 401-9382

More about QPR Triage Suicide Prevention Training:

This course is for those on the “front lines” of suicide prevention: crisis volunteers and professionals, 911 and 211 operators, I&R workers, clergy, school counselors, case managers, occupational therapists, health care workers or anyone who is likely to come into first contact with someone who may be suicidal. Often times this first contact may be in a clinical care or first responder setting.

More about Dr. David Ley:

David Ley is a clinical psychologist who earned his PhD from UNM in 2001. Throughout his career, David has dealt with issues of suicide prevention, both as an individual practitioner, and as an administrator. Since 2004, he has served as Executive Director of New Mexico Solutions.  In 2006, after his staff experienced the loss to suicide of three outpatient clients in a short period of time, David pursued training in QPR, a suicide prevention program identified as an Evidence-Based Best Practice by SAMHSA. David is a certified Advanced Trainer in QPR, and has offered suicide prevention trainings throughout the country. He has discussed issues of sexuality and suicide on radio and television appearances around the world, and is a frequent guest expert on numerous talk shows.


CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means – March 12, 2014

The New Mexico Suicide Prevention Coalition and Waking Up Alive, Inc. are proud to announce our first CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means) Train-the-Trainer will be held on March 12, 2014 from 8:30am-4:30pm in Albuquerque, Parents Reaching Out, 1920 Columbia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.  There will be 6 Social Work CEUs available for this training. Cost will be $300/person.  Click Here for more information & to register




Recognizing & Responding to Suicidal Behavior

The NMSPC is proud to announce that we are piloting a brand new gatekeeper training for primary care providers this week called Recognizing & Responding to Suicidal Behavior.  The following resources are included in the presentation:

New Mexico Crisis & Access Line Printable Poster

UNM Center for Rural & Community Behavioral Health provides statewide consultation:
◦For Information Contact:
◦Flor Cano-Soto, BSW
◦Program Coordinator

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).