CNM Partners with State to Encourage Use of NM Crisis Line

August 28, 2018

CNM has teamed up with the State of New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Division to encourage students, faculty and staff to use the free New Mexico Crisis and Access Line or the New Mexico Peer to Peer Warmline if you or a loved one is experiencing any kind of emotional crisis, mental health issue or substance use issue.

The New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) is a statewide mental health crisis line for anyone who resides in New Mexico and is concerned about suicidal thoughts, substance use, grief or other behavioral health issues. The line—855-NMCRISIS (662-7474)—is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If you’re experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911. The clinical professionals who answer calls for NMCAL have master’s level or higher degrees in the behavioral health field.

The Peer-to-Peer Warmline offers assistance and an understanding ear to New Mexicans who are just wanting someone to talk to about mental health, substance use or recovery. The Warmline is available to call 3:30-11 p.m., or 6-11 p.m. for texting, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Peer Support Specialists who answer calls provide recovery and support services and make referrals to services in the community. They also engage the NMCAL if a caller is experiencing a crisis situation. Peer Support Specialists have a fundamental awareness of cross-cultural issues and they have life experiences that empower understanding. Contact the Peer-to-Peer Warmline at 855-4NM-7100 (466-7100).

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