During National Recovery Month, the State of New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration remains dedicated to creating accessible and high-quality behavioral health care, driving behavioral health initiatives, such as the Crisis Now System to ensure all New Mexicans have the necessary continuum of care for mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery services. State agency departments are:
- embracing the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community
- celebrating those who have achieved recovery from substance use disorders
- actively working collaboratively to raise awareness about the resources available to New Mexicans in need of support
- promoting and supporting new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices
- dedicated to supporting service providers and community members who make recovery in all its forms possible.
Neal Bowen, Ph.D., Director of the New Mexico Human Services Department Behavioral Health Services shared that “It is critical that people experiencing mental health and substance use disorders receive the support they need. The reality is that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.“
- Read the Governor’s September 2022 Recovery Awareness Month Proclamation and the September 2022 Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Proclamation
- Participate in recovery celebrations and trainings. Find a list of events here, and a calendar of trainings here.
- Explore available mental health programs and resources here.
- Check out the new yes.nm.gov site featuring a Get Help Now page for New Mexicans to quickly access crisis support resources and find available behavioral health providers.
- Know that if you or a loved one is experiencing feelings of hopelessness, mental or emotional distress, or need help finding local community services, call or text 988 for support from the local mental health and substance use crisis support line.