The New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) is a statewide mental health crisis line for anyone who resides in the State of New Mexico. It is the result of recommendations from the House Joint Memorial 17 Task Force.
NMCAL is a centralized, single telephone number, answered by professional counselors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Counselors have access to emergency workers if needed, are trained in assessing a crisis and responding with the least restrictive alternative. Additionally, callers are referred to resources local to them at the end of the call or by a follow up call by the next business day.