Behavioral Health Resources

Professional Support: New Mexico Crisis and Access Line - 1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474); Available 24/7, toll free OR visit 

Toll-Free New Mexico Peer to Peer Warmline: (855) 4NM-7100

Informational Papers

The following 1-page resource papers provide an overview of the topic, relevant data, a connection between the topic and school-based health services, and further resources about the topic. The papers were designed for distribution to a wide audience including: school staff, policy makers, parents, community leaders, and community health providers. Please download and distribute the documents to these audiences and to others deemed appropriate.

The Impact of Behavioral Health on Academic Success

Stopping Youth Suicide in New Mexico: Awareness & Warning Signs


Mental Health Surveillance Among Children--United States, 2005-2013

In Response to School Violence

In response to recent tragedies in schools across the nation, the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC) has provided links to resources for "those who are at the forefront of helping youth and children at this difficult time."


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Look for “Facts for Families”

Parents for Behaviorally Different Children (PBDC) - (505) 265-0430

Parents Reaching Out (PRO)

Bullying Prevention

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program - Designed for ages 5-15.

The Stop Bullying Now Campaign: Take a Stand, Lend a Hand - Designed for ages 9-13 and adults/parents who interact with adolescents. Free website.

Stop Bullying: Speak Up - The Cartoon Network is running PSAs and offers online resources for parents and kids.

The ABC's of Bullying - A course for professionals (requires free registration).

The Anti-Defamation League - ADL provides the tools and resources to assist people in taking action to prevent and respond to bullying and cyberbullying.

APS Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention

Programs Specific to Native Americans

National Indian Youth Leaderhip Project, Project Venture - Project Venture seeks to foster youth leaders who are culturally sensitive and promote healthy lifestyles as an example for future generations. Life skills training and youth empowerment. Designed for grades 5-9.

Programs Specific to LGBT

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network  - Free website. Resources for all school ages.

It Gets Better Project

Talking About Suicide: Suicide and LGBT Populations (12 Steps for Talking about Suicide)

UNM - LGBTQ Resource Center - Provides service to UNM students, faculty, and staff of all gender identities and sexual orientations through support, advocacy, education, and safety.

Programs Specific for Children with Disabilities

Pacer's National Center for Bullying Prevention - Free toolkits, lesson plans, promotional items, role plays and free downloads. Resources for all school ages and parents.


Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use  - Targeted resources for professionals for risk prevention and intervention.

Wired Safety - Free Stop Cyberbullying Toolkit for Schools Information for adolescents, parents, and educators.

Professional Organizations

School-Based Mental Health

School Mental Health Project, Center for Mental Health In Schools, UCLA 

School Mental Health 
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, School of Public Health, George Washington University

National Community of Practice on School Mental Health

NM Human Services Department
Scroll to the bottom of the page to locate School-Based Health Center (SBHC)/Managed Care Organization (MCo) Project section to locate clinical guidelines for the Identification and Management of Depression.

School-Based Health Alliance
Look for Mental Health Planning and Evaluation Template (MHPET), School Mental Health Capacity Building Partnership (SMH-CBP), School-Based Health Alliance's Position Statements on Integrated Practice (currently drafting) and Interdisciplinary Care, etc.   

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

BNI-ART Institute, Boston University, School of Public Health and Youth Alcohol Prevention Center
Recommend the algorithm for youth and sample case videos 2 and 7. 

Suicide Prevention

The NM Suicide Prevention Coalition (NMSPC)

Gerard's House

Agora Crisis Center  (505) 277-3013

The Jason Foundation

Youth Suicide Prevention Areas for Health Plan Involvement

SAMHSA - Resources and materials that can be downloaded.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Substance Abuse Prevention

Center for Subtsance Abuse Prevention, National Center for Justice Planning

National Institutes on Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse Resources from Data Hook Up

Surgeon General's National Prevention Strategy

Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Love is Not Abuse Website

Love is Respect Teen Dating Abuse Hotline 1 (866) 331-9474 or #HOPE from Verizon cell phones  

New Mexico Community Violence Prevention website

CDC Building Healthy Teen Relationships Online PSA

The Trevor Helpline (GLBTQ) Youth Hotline

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Recommendations (ABA Publication)  (PDF)