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News! Here at , we want to provide the most up-to-date information available regarding the public health emergency around the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. We are working closely with the Early Childhood Education and Care Department and the Department of Health to continue to provide childcare resource and referral services with updated information.

                                                                                                Grieving Children, Grieving Families Webinars Children's Grief Center Flyer

We are offering (at no charge) grief support groups for young people starting at age 5, and adults of all ages, over Zoom.
We also have in-person support groups meeting in Albuquerque.
To get started in our program, please call 505-323-0478.
Saturday October 23rd is the first of 3 identical webinars called Grieving Families, Grieving Children. Subsequent offering on  May 7. 2022
They are also offered free of charge and contain helpful information for adults raising, loving and working with grieving children.
Link to register for the webinar is on our website and linked here.


Alcohol Awareness

Alcohol Portal: Effects of Drinking Alcohol on Your Health. While most people know that drinking too much alcohol can lead to injuries and deaths in car crashes, many people do not know that drinking too much alcohol also can increase the chances of  cancer, suicide, unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, and other negative health outcomes. CDC provides for the common defense of the country and, as such, has a significant role in fighting excessive alcohol use through the use of our science, tracking, and service to the countless Americans and their families affected by drinking too much.Yucca

ZeroProof is a campaign to bring awareness to the dangers of underage drinking. Targeting teens, tweens, parents and teachers, ZeroProof provides resources and engages youth to take ownership of their decisions. It encourages them to become peer supporters in the effort to stop underage drinking and choose their own way. Alcohol can be safe and fun for adults, but when used by children, whose brains are still developing and who are going through volatile emotional growth, the consequences can be dangerous and long term. For teachers, we have provided lesson plans for both health and art education classes that incorporate the ZeroProof message. Developed in collaboration with the Albuquerque Public Schools, the curriculum satisfies the standards and benchmarks for New Mexico for the appropriate grade levels.

ZeroProofMe, where you can enter your age and go directly to your own ZeroProof site.

Behavioral Health Supports

PullTogether enlists parents, families, community members, and young people in the fight to make sure our children are safe, cared for, and ready to succeed.

New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department’sSupporting Youth to Thrive Manual.

New Mexico’s Human Services Department: Behavioral Health Services Division role, as the Mental Health and Substance Abuse State Authority for New Mexico, is to address need, services, planning, monitoring and continuous quality systemically across the state.

New Mexico Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Institute.

New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services provides information about health care, food and transportation assistance, Adult Protective Services and Foster Grandparents.

Drug Abuse/Substance Abuse Prevention

New Mexico Department of Health Resources

Addiction Treatment Near You  has an extensive network of modern treatment centers throughout the United States. Our dedicated team will find the best fitting in-patient center for your situation.

On the Wagon New Mexico contains resources for substance abuse providers which can be filtered by community, types of services and payment options to name a few.

Food Resources

New Mexico Association of Food Banks was formed in 2000 to support the member food banks around the state and administer state-wide programs and contracts. Our mission is to enhance the capacity of New Mexico’s food banks in order to build a well-nourished New Mexico.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides financial assistance to eligible New Mexicans with low income and limited resources to purchase food products. SNAP benefits are simple to use to purchase qualifying food products at participating grocery stores.”

Roadrunner Food Bank. “As the largest Food Bank in the state, we distribute more than 30 million pounds every year to a network of hundreds of partner agencies and four regional food banks.  In turn, these agencies provide food directly to the hungry in our communities across the state.  Agencies we serve include food pantries, shelters, group homes, soup kitchens, low-income senior housing sites, and regional food banks.”

Grief Counseling

Children’s Grief Center. Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico
The Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico provides free peer support programs for young people ages 5 – 25 and their adult caregivers, who are grieving the death of a loved one.
As our COVID-19 response has led us to provide these services via Zoom, we are able to invite bereaved students and families from across the state to participate. Please call for more information at 505-323-0478

UNM Grief Services Program


LGBTQ Youth Support

GLSEN houses resources to help you create a safe space for LGBTQ youth in schools.

Transgender Resource Center New Mexico We provide advocacy, education, and direct services in support of transgender, gender nonconforming, nonbinary, and gender variant people and their families.

Social and Emotional Learning

Choose Love Enrichment ProgramTM is a no cost Pre-K through 12th grade social and emotional learning program that teaches educators and students how to choose love in any circumstance and helps them become connected, resilient and empowered individuals.

Suicide Prevention

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) is a statewide mental health crisis line, in English or Spanish, for anyone who reside in the State of New Mexico. NMCAL is a centralized, single telephone number, answered by professional counselors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Toll Free 24/7 1-(855)-NMCRISIS (662-7474), 1-(855)227-5485

New Mexico Peer to Peer Warmline number: 1-855-4NM-7100 or 1-855-466-7100

Suicide Prevention Ideas for Action 2020

A Parent’s Guide to Suicide Prevention: How to Support Your High School or College Student.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

New Mexico Department of Health Suicide Prevention Resource Center: 1-(800)-273-8255

New Mexico Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

Breaking the Silence/ New Mexico (BTS/NM) offers a stigma-busting curriculum for upper elementary, middle, and high school students, which focuses on mental illness and suicide awareness.

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

Sun Safety

Keep Kids Safe in NM Sun Fact Sheet


Page last updated April 4, 2022