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.

 

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).