Around 19.1% of New Mexico residents suffer from some form of mental condition. That’s almost one in five. Around 4.5% suffer from a serious mental illness. Furthermore, the suicide rate of New Mexico has been higher than the national average since 1981. More than half of state residents (55%) with some form of behavioral health issue also suffer from a chronic physical condition.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all New Mexico residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
NM Crisis Line
The state Human Services Department offers the NM Crisis Line, which operates toll-free and around the clock. Call 1-855-662-7474 today for immediate assistance. There is also a Peer to Peer Warmline available at 1-855-466-7100.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10AM until 8PM EST, there is a 24/7 text-line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.