Behavioral Health

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If you or someone you know is experiencing any kind of emotional crisis, mental health or substance use concern, you can find help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line or Peer to Peer Warmline.

Available 24/7 – New Mexico Crisis and Access Line: 1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474)
New Mexico Peer to Peer Warmline: (855) 4NM-7100
Text HOME to 741741 for Text Crisis Line

For more information and resources for your SBHC visit

Healthy People 2020 Adolescent Health

Healthy People 2020 gives an overview of the primary issues that affect adolescent health. Most of these issues have to do with behavioral health and risky behavior.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Adolescent Mental Health

“Important mental health habits—including coping, resilience, and good judgment—help adolescents to achieve overall wellbeing and set the stage for positive mental health in adulthood. Mood swings are common during adolescence. However, one in five adolescents has had a serious mental health disorder, such as depression and/or anxiety disorders, at some point in their life. Friends and family can watch for warning signs of mental disorders and urge young people to get help. Effective treatments exist and may involve a combination of psychotherapy and medication. Unfortunately, less than half of adolescents with psychiatric disorders received any kind of treatment in the last year.”

Mental Health America – Youth Mental Health Infographic

This infographic provides statistical information about mental health in young people.

Mental Health First Aid

This website provides useful infographics, along with information on mental health first aid courses and instructor trainings.

Supporting Students after a School Tragedy

Federal Resources for Helping Youth Cope after a School Shooting

Bullying Prevention


A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides many information on bullying prevention, bullying laws and policies, cyber-bullying awareness, and much more.

APS Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention

Albuquerque Public Schools bullying prevention initiative.

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.


Targeted resources for professionals for risk prevention and intervention.

Wired Safety

Free Stop Cyber-bullying toolkit for schools and information for adolescents, parents, and educators.

Suicide Prevention

SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Resources

Here is a list of general resources about suicide prevention, provided by the SAMHSA website. Included are resources for the community, special populations, screening tools, and trainings.

CAMs Care

“We believe to save lives every patient deserves to receive the Best Possible Care that is evidence-based and suicide-specific.  CAMS is not the only evidence-based “Best Possible Care” for the assessment and treatment of suicidal risk.”

NMDOH Suicide Prevention

The Office of School and Adolescent health has provided a school health manual. This manual addresses several behavioral health topics, including suicide prevention.

NM AYAH Confidentiality Guide

This is a guide to understand consent and confidentiality laws in New Mexico.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

This website offers facts, information, resources and support for families that are helping a teen with their mental health.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The NAMI provides resources that can help guide you with helping your teens with mental illness.

Online Counseling

The following websites are online counseling resources for teens. Teens have busy lives and it can be hard for them to get to their appointments. Online counseling is a great way for teens to be able to seek support for their behavioral health needs.

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

This website provides a list of youth friendly online mental health resources and services.

Youth Rights in New Mexico

Pegasus is great with providing information about the health rights of young people. This page discusses legal rights and supports for youth.