We’ve put together a list of links and tools for people to help themselves or others experiencing mental health, suicide, or substance use concerns.
- For more information and resources on mental health, please go to the SAMHSA website
- For more information and resources for suicide prevention and awareness, please go to The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website
- For more information and resources regarding substance use and recovery, please go to Dose of Reality
Dealing with the Effects of Trauma: A Self-Help Guide
Gives guidance on coping with the mental health effects of trauma and taking charge of one’s own recovery. Discusses the process of seeking help from a professional care provider, and lists daily and long-range activities to feel better.
Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery: A Self Help Guide
Guides people with mental illness or disability in developing an action plan for prevention and recovery. Addresses wellness, daily maintenance, triggers, early warning signs, signs that things are breaking down, and crisis intervention.
Building Self-Esteem: A Self-Help Guide
Gives self-help tips to raise self-esteem and prevent troubling thoughts and feelings on the path to recovery. Explains the link between self-esteem, depression, and other mental illnesses. Includes daily and long-range exercises to build self-esteem.
Recovering Your Mental Health: A Self-Help Guide
Suggests self-help strategies that people can use to manage their mental illness and recovery. Discusses signs of depression or other mental disorder, what to do about serious symptoms, patient rights, and questions to ask about medications.
Speaking Out for Yourself: A Self-Help Guide
Gives self-help tips on how to become a strong self-advocate, and emphasizes the importance of understanding patient rights. Provides assertiveness tips for dealing with daily issues, and describes how to create a plan for when others need to take over.
Making and Keeping Friends: A Self-Help Guide
Emphasizes the value of friends in the recovery process. Describes self-help activities for making new friends, keeping friendships strong, establishing and honoring boundaries, resolving problems, and building skills that enhance friendships.
Developing a Recovery and Wellness Lifestyle: A Self-Help Guide
Gives self-help tips to aid in taking action to create a recovery and wellness lifestyle. Topics covered include access to health care, lifestyle, home, employment, diet, exercise, light, and sleep. Lists simple things to do to improve quality of life.
Lifeline for Attempt Survivors
Suicide Attempt Survivors
Loss Survivor Resources
Video Tips on How to Have a #RealConvo About Mental Health
Short and easy-to-understand videos with down-to-earth, practical tips on how you can have a #RealConvo about mental health with the people in your life.
Suicide Anonymous Fellowship
Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the ER
Gives support for people recovering from a suicide attempt. Discusses how to move ahead after emergency department treatment for a suicide attempt and how to cope with thoughts of suicide. Lists information resources for suicide and mental illness.
Taking Care of a Family Member after Treatment in the ER
Aids family members in coping with the aftermath of a relative’s suicide attempt. Describes the emergency department treatment process, lists questions to ask about follow-up treatment, and describes how to reduce risk and ensure safety at home.
Substance Use/Harm Reduction
Dose of Reality Website
A Dose of Reality is New Mexico’s substance use resource provider supported by the New Mexico Human Services Department, Behavioral Health Services Division, and the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP).
Next Step Toward a Better Life
Describes the stages of recovery from alcohol and drug abuse and what to expect after leaving detoxification services. Offers guidance in adjusting to sobriety just after detox and through long-term recovery; discusses legal issues; and lists resources.
Services related to HIV, STDs, Viral Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction
Resources and information about services related to HIV, STDs, Viral Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction.
Facts on Common Substance Use Disorders
Risks of Prescription Painkiller Abuse
Raising Awareness of the Risks of Prescription Painkiller Abuse
The State of New Mexico’s Behavioral Health Services Division has resources for Self Help and Support Groups.
If you’re looking for training to be more effective in helping other around you, consider taking a community or professional growth training.
Mental Health First Aid: MHFA is an 8 hour course that helps people recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness, giving people the reassurance to find help for themselves or others. Classes are regularly offered throughout our community and can be found on the MHFA website. Any trainings offered through NMCAL will be listed here.
Question Persuade Refer: QPR is a one hour class that helps people recognize the signs and symptoms of suicide. Classes are available online.
To request a group training of MHFA or QPR in your community, please contact our crisis line at 855-662-7474.
Professional Growth Trainings:
Telephone Crisis Intervention Training Videos: Led by ProtoCall alum, Brad Pendergraft, LCSW, the material highlights the comprehensive clinical training each of our clinical specialists receives. The training is also beneficial for mental health professionals, crisis line volunteers, and concerned citizens.