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.


TG (Transgender) 101 & 201 Training – December 9, 2015

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Waking Up Alive, New Mexico Suicide Prevention Coalition, & Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico Present:

TG (Transgender) 101 & 201 Training

December 9, 2015


United Way of Central New Mexico

2340 Alamo SE, ABQ 87106

NEW! NMSPC Membership Cost: $10/Half Day or $15/Full Day

Non-Member Cost: $15/Half Day or $30/Full Day

Become an NMSPC Member for as little as $15/year Today!


Who should consider attending: Anyone who might come into contact with transgender or gender-nonconforming youth or adults. These trainings will provide a basic background including culturally appropriate terminology and approaches for more effective and respectful service delivery and every day interactions with trans* individuals. TG 101 will be presented in the morning; TG 201 in the afternoon.


3 Cultural CEUs available for 1/2-day training, 6 Cultural CEUs available for FULL DAY training from NASW-NM.

Lunch is included with FULL DAY registration. Please email if you have any special dietary considerations.


Registration can be completed here:



Become a Member of the New Mexico Suicide Prevention Coalition

NEW  Now you can become a member of the New Mexico Suicide Prevention Coalition! Membership begins at $15/year and will provide you with discounts for training and continuing education units for every training we offer.

SAVE THE DATE Join now to receive a discounted price on our upcoming TG (Transgender) 101 & 201 training with Adrien Lawyer of the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico being offered on December 9, 2015, 8:30am-4:30pm in Albuquerque (registration and CEU details to be announced soon).


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

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 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 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:

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).