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.


Mental Health First Aid – September 11 & 12, 2014

As part of our observance of National Suicide Prevention Week, the NMSPC and Waking Up Alive will be hosting training & continuing education opportunities for community members, social workers, and law enforcement.  Visit our Calendar Page for more information about FREE trainings being offered during National Suicide Prevention Week next month:

Waking Up Alive, New Mexico Suicide Prevention Coalition, United Healthcare, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – New Mexico are proud to present:

Two Training Opportunities for Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid for Adults: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 8:00am-5:00pm





Mental Health First Aid for Youth: Friday, September 12, 2014, 8:00am-5:00pm



Both trainings will be held at VFW Post 401, 2011 Girard Blvd SE, Albuquerque, 87106 (NW Corner of Girard & Gibson)

Cost: $15 covers the cost of morning coffee & pastry & lunch

CEU’s: 6.5 CEUs will be available for social workers*

Annual QPR Trainers Symposium

Open to all Certified QPR Trainers

Wednesday May 28, 2014
1:00pm-4:00 pm
United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106


  • Do you have questions about your presentations?
  • Want new ideas on how to customize your trainings?
  • Are you using the new CALM slide deck attachments? Should you?
  • Need new role plays?
  • Do you just need a QPR refresher? Or has your license expired?
  • For help with all this, and much more – join us!

Coalition Meeting May 28, 2014

Save the Date for our Coalition Meeting


Wednesday May 28, 2014
9:00 am-11:00 am

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


Presenters include:

Sarah Couch, LMSW

Presentation:  Open Wounds: Young People and Non-Suicidal Self Injury.  Participants will be able to identify how non-suicidal self-injury (cutting, burning, etc) differs from suicide and will learn functional skills for engaging with and responding to young people who self-injure.  Additionally, participants will gain an understanding of the function of self-injury and the online youth culture of self-injury and how it can serve and harm youth.


Ezra Spitzer, Executive Director
Josephine Mendoza, Executive Assistant 

New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks

Presentation: The outcomes for young people involved in the child welfare system are poor, including a higher rate of suicide attempts, New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks provides innovative programming and effective advocacy for more resilient children and youth.”

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).