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    (505) 468-1555 or email BHInitiative@bernco.gov

    For the behavioral health hotline (non-24/7):

    (505) 468-1506

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    (505) 508-8045 or email evgonzales@bernco.gov

     

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Suicide is a complex social health problem. Understanding how social factors like mental health, substance use, violence, isolation, and stress may be interrelated factors for the prevalence of suicide is important in the development of strategies of prevention for this prevalent social problem. Bernalillo County Funding for the suicide prevention project is $1 million annually recurring. Contracts awarded will provide an array of suicide prevention services for youth and adults.

Centro Savila Suicide Prevention

Centro Savila provides culturally and linguistically specific, trauma informed suicide prevention services using a comprehensive model of care that works to decrease health disparities in Bernalillo County by providing: outpatient mental health services, systems navigation, no-cost health insurance enrollment assistance for Medicaid, Medicare and the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, school-based counseling, therapeutic gardening, food assistance, drug and alcohol counseling and recovery support, and supervision, training and research opportunities for students and health professionals.

Primary target population includes low income, high –risk children, youth and adults, who reside in the South Valley or International District. To find out more information call 505-312-7296. https://www.centrosavila.org

First Nations Community Health Source Suicide Prevention

First Nations provides a culturally competent, comprehensive health service delivery system integrating traditional values to enhance the physical, spiritual, emotional and mental well-being of American Indian/Alaska Native families and other underserved populations residents including those experiencing homelessness, Veterans and LGBTQ community members residing in Albuquerque and surrounding areas. To find out more about First Nation’s suicide prevention initiatives, call 505-262-2481. https://www.fnch.org

Albuquerque Public Schools

The APS Peer Helpers Program is at 21 APS schools which each have adult sponsors who are trained in suicide-prevention, positive youth development, and peer-helping skills.

Students at the 21 APS sites nominate other students who they see as honest, trustworthy, and caring. The nominated students are invited to join the APS Peer Helpers Program, based on the premise that when young people have problems, they most often turn to friends for help, and within every school, an informal “helping network” exists. APS Peer Helper Programs are student led.

The APS Peer Helpers Program provides monthly outreach & two large events for their school community, focused on suicide-prevention. Throughout the academic year, APS Peer Helpers & their sponsors attend bi-weekly meetings with training focused on suicide-prevention, positive youth development, and peer-helping skills. Ultimately, their training serves to enhance the helping skills that Peer Helpers already use with their friends. Peer Helpers learn to recognize their own limits as helpers, and can be the link that is needed between young people and professional help.

APS Office of School Climate: https://sites.google.com/aps.edu/schoolclimate/home

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