Join Us at the Suicide Prevention Awareness Day at the Santa Fe Roundhouse

We can make a difference when we talk to our local legislators!
Each year State Capitol Day events bring advocates together with state and local public officials to share information and discuss priorities that need to be considered during the legislative session. There are numerous advocacy day events that occur during the session. This year the New Mexico Suicide Prevention Coalition, along with the New Mexico Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the New Mexico 988 Crisis and Access Line, and several partner mental health and suicide prevention organizations have come together to create an opportunity for advocates to meet with their local legislators during the 2024 session.
We encourage you to join us in Santa Fe on February 14, 2024 to speak about suicide prevention efforts that need to be made a priority in our legislative policies and budgets.
These personal connections between advocates and lawmakers have allowed bills to be enacted that now require suicide prevention policies and personnel training in K-12 schools, increased suicide prevention on college and university campuses, require insurance plans to treat mental health and physical health equally, support 988 continuum of care services, and allowed for the creation of statewide suicide prevention offices and task forces. Many thanks to all of the advocates who strive to make your voices heard each year at the various State Capitol Day events!
We look forward to having you join us on February 14 to advocate for suicide prevention, raise awareness about the need for increased suicide prevention and mental wellness initiatives, and show your support of these important conversations that move legislative policies and budgets forward.
If you have questions about this advocacy day event please contact the NM Suicide Prevention Coordinator at or the New Mexico AFSP Chapter Executive Director at
Begin advocating now by introducing yourself to your state and federal legislators. AFSP has made this easy with pre-drafted emails that you just need to add 1-2 sentences about why suicide prevention is important to you and then press send.  Click here to get started!
Find the latest AFSP action alerts and templates for communicating directly with your elected officials throughout the year via email, phone, and social media here:
The 2024 session of the New Mexico Legislature will begin at noon on Tuesday, January 16.  Budget recommendations from Governor Lujan Grisham and the Legislative Finance Committee haven’t yet been released, but are expected to be out soon.  Legislators have begun pre-filing bills for introduction once the session starts.  You can find information on the legislative website at
The New Mexico Disability Coalition has created a legislative preview to help you prepare for this year’s session. 
To receive 2024 legislative updates from The NM Disability Coalition, send a message to requesting to be added to their distribution list
Prepare yourself to advocate with these resources that help move suicide prevention policies forward at both the state and federal level
“Our vision is a world where death by suicide is no longer a leading cause of death and where people who are attempting or thinking about suicide feel comfortable seeking help which is provided capably and respectfully to all.”
~ World Health Organization

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