Recovery Tools

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.

Mental Health

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Suicide

My3 App
Lifeline for Attempt Survivors
Suicide Attempt Survivors
Loss Survivor Resources
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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Services related to HIV, STDs, Viral Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction

Resources and information about services related to HIV, STDs, Viral Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction.

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Facts on Common Substance Use Disorders
Risks of Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Raising Awareness of the Risks of Prescription Painkiller Abuse

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Training

If you’re looking for training to be more effective in helping other around you, consider taking a community or professional growth training.

Community Trainings:

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:

Peer Support Worker Training: Peer Support Workers provide formalized peer support and practical assistance to people who are in mental health and/or substance use recovery. The NM Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement regularly offers certified peer support worker (CPSW) trainings in our state. For more details go to their website.

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.

New Mexico Crisis And Access Line

Call toll free anytime 24/7/365 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474)

If you are having a life threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.