Help Someone You Care About

Are you worried about someone killing or hurting themselves? Please know there is immediate help:

  • If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 911.
  • For 24-7 crisis support at your fingertips, text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.
  • To speak with a Crisis Counselor on the phone, dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for 24-7 free and confidential support offered by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

For counseling services and wellbeing practices, we offer the following resources:

Click here for the full range of Sky Center services and ways that we offer support in New Mexico.

For local New Mexico crisis support services:

Crisis Response of Santa Fe/Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) (on call clinicians/therapists)
Presbyterian Medical Services, 1-888-920-6333, 1-505-820-6333

Crisis Response of Santa Fe/Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) (on call clinicians/therapists)
Presbyterian Medical Services, 1-888-920-6333, 1-505-820-6333

New Mexico Peer to Peer Warmline Call or text to connect with a peer
1-855-4NM-7100 (466-7100), call 3:30 – 11:30pm / text 6pm – 11pm

Not sure what to do RIGHT NOW if you are worried that someone might be thinking about suicide?

Here’s where to start:
Together we can reduce the risk of youth suicide. If you are concerned about someone, please watch the following video and then follow the four steps below.

Step 1

Be Observant

Step 2

Show That You Care

Step 3

Ask Tough Questions

Step 4

Get Some Help

Step 1

Be Observant

Warning Signs and Risk Factors

If you notice any of these signs, don’t wait.

  • A previous suicide attempt or self-harm
  • Current talk about suicide or making a plan
  • Bullied at school or through the internet
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Displaying signs of depression: moodiness, hopelessness, withdrawal
  • Recent suicide of a friend or family member
  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Ready access to firearms
  • Impulsiveness and taking unnecessary risks
  • Lack of connection to friends or family
  • Recent break-up with girl or boyfriend
  • Discrimination due to social identity, especially within marginalized communities
  • High or low academic achievement

Step 2

Show That You Care

Even though you may be nervous or feel uncomfortable, take a deep breath and be present.

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  • People who are feeling suicidal need to feel validated and cared for
  • Listen with an open heart and mind
  • Show empathy and compassion 

Step 3

Ask The Tough Questions

Trust your intuition. You won’t make things worse by asking directly. In fact, it helps.

 

  • A previous suicide attempt or self-harm
  • Current talk about suicide or making a plan
  • Bullied at school or through the internet
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Displaying signs of depression: moodiness, hopelessness, withdrawal
  • Recent suicide of a friend or family member
  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs

Step 4

Get Some Help

These are the ways you can help someone

The Sky Center


505-473-6191

24 Hour Crisis Line


1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474) 1-855-227-5485 (tty)
1-800-273-8255

Emergency


911

The Trevor Project


Crisis line for LGBTQ

1-866-488-7386

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Response of Santa Fe


1-888-920-6333

Crisis Text Line


741-741

If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

You can also text HELP to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.

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