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Mental Health Resources

APS Director of Health Services 

Lisa Patch, MSN, RN, NCSN                                    
Office: (575) 812-6095              

APS District Mental Health Coordinator

Sandra Wilder, MS, LPCC                            
(575) 812-6097

“A Friend Asks” App - Would You Know How to Help a Friend Who is Contemplating Suicide?

“A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone; you could help save a life!

The “A Friend Asks” App contains the following information:

  • warning signs of suicidal ideation
  • how to help a friend
  • how to get help now
  • what to do and what not to do
  • the B1 Program

If in an immediate crisis, call 911.  If you, or a friend, need to talk with a counselor for help or need resources available in your area, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (anytime 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255) or use the Get Help Now button on the app.

The new NMConnect Mobile App

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line     New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative

Behavioral Health Services Are Available To All New Mexicans

Engaging opportunities to access behavioral healthcare within your community

COVID-19 creates stressful times. It’s normal to feel sad, overwhelmed, anxious and worried about the COVID virus. Everyone reacts differently, and feelings may come and go. We are here to help you cope emotionally with free and confidential mental health support. We understand that individuals with mental health or substance use concerns have unique challenges when it comes to coping with COVID-19.

We understand that many of you have questions about behavioral health services, that you may have concerns on how the pandemic has impacted your ability to see a doctor or therapist, and that you may have uncertainties on how can you begin or continue treatment.

Behavioral Health Services Are Available To all New Mexicans

We want to remind you to take care of your mental, behavioral, and emotional health during these times. Behavioral health services are available to anyone in New Mexico, no matter what their financial ability is to pay. If you or someone you know is experiencing overwhelming depression, anxiety, or grief, reach out to talk to someone free and confidentially.

The New Mexico Crisis and Access Line is available anytime, anywhere at 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474) for immediate in the moment mental health support.

The New Mexico Healthcare Worker and First Responder Support Line is available for essential workers to talk about their mental health concerns at 1-855-507-5509 .

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed, is awaiting test results, or has been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) call LLTI at 505-954-1057 to coordinate free online telebehavioral health support and treatment services.

The New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Division (BHSD) of the Human Services Department (HSD) is working hard to ensure you can seek and receive treatment while striving to ensure that your services are uninterrupted during this public health emergency.

BHSD offers the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line as a place that is here to hear you and find resources in the moment you need support. Call if you need to talk.

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line |

NMCAL | 1-855-NMCRISIS | 1-855-662-7474

Warmline | 1-855-4NM-7100 | 1-855-466-7100

Information, Public Awareness Materials, and Utilization Reports can be found on the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line website at:

Should you have any questions, please contact the NMCAL Program Manager at or call 855-662-7474

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