Path to Wellness
A path to wellness offers information for people to help themselves or others who are experiencing mental health, suicide, or substance use concerns.
Mental Health Monday Path to Wellness Message
Honoring Native Life
During these times we need to positively impact the health and well-being of the community. Click here to watch supportive videos and learn more about the diverse health promotion and prevention education programs, and specialized public health services, available through the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. (AAIHB).
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philosophies on human rights, equality, nonviolence, social change, unity, and interconnectedness allowed people to believe that we can all live a life without fear of oppression or restriction. On the third Monday of every January we celebrate this civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Click here to learn about the State of New Mexico’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commissions purpose and vision.
Human Trafficking Awareness: If you suspect sex or labor trafficking is happening, call 911 and the NM Human Trafficking Hotline at 505-GET-FREE (505-438-3733). More information on human trafficking prevention efforts, outreach, and aftercare is available online at 505GetFree.org You are not alone. Click here to watch a video on awareness efforts and click here to watch a video on outreach and aftercare efforts.
Path To Wellness Message: You are not alone. There is a path to wellness. If you need to talk, the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line is here to hear you. Click here to watch a public service announcement video.
REACH NM: The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) REACH NM provides text-based child abuse and neglect reporting, and direct engagement with CYFD workers. This new service allows you to text with a CYFD expert 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. REACH NM can assist you in finding resources and report concerns of child abuse and neglect. Click here for more information on the REACH NM service.
Healthy Holiday Tips: Some people may feel social distancing contributes to additional stressors during this unprecedented holiday season; while others may find current public health orders offer a relief from the normal hustle and bustle. Ensure that we are finding ways to take care of our mental health during this season. Click here for tips from Mental Health First Aid USA.
The NM 5-Actions Program™ is a new online digital health self-guided platform for New Mexicans (18 and older) to access help and find hope for a brighter future. Visit the website to learn more about how someone experiencing addictions with alcohol, drugs, substances, or behavioral matters (gambling, sex, food, technology) can begin their free online self-guided journey.
We will get through this together: New Mexicans helping each other – that’s what communities have done since the pandemic began. State agencies are collaborating on mental health initiatives and creating campaigns to urge self-care for all New Mexicans amid the public health crisis. Click here for the State of New Mexico press release on the Path To Wellness.
Welcome to Mental Health Monday Path to Wellness: Every Monday we will send a new NMConnect push notification connecting people to information and offering hope. Click here for information on Mental Health Mondays.
Staying Safe During the Holidays: This holiday season do what’s best for you and your loved ones. Click here for CDC recommendations regarding holiday celebrations.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day: You can find connection, understanding, and hope through sharing experiences with other. Learn more at www.afsp.org.
Moments Together With Children: There are tons of simple everyday moments you share with a child. Click here for easy tips and free resources for early learning.
World Kindness Day: Kindness makes a difference in our lives. Click here for more information on ways to be kind to yourself.
Self Help Information
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
NM 5-Actions Program
The NM 5-Actions Program is a self-guided, online learning program designed to help people address challenges with substance use (alcohol and drugs) and/or addictive behaviors (gambling, sex, food, technology). Access a new way to help yourself.
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.
Preparing for a Telehealth Appointment
Use this resource from SMI Adviser to help you prepare for video appointments. It contains simple tips about things you should consider.
If you’re looking for training to be more effective in helping others around you, consider taking a training through one of these available platforms:
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a 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.
Question Persuade Refer (QPR) is a one hour class that helps people recognize and respond to the signs and symptoms of suicide. Trainings available online.
Telephone Crisis Intervention Training Videos highlight 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. Click here to watch the online modules.
Community, Mental Health Provider, and Peer Support Worker Trainings are available at multiple agencies throughout the state. Check out the following agencies for opportunities:
Serna Solutions LLC
LifeLink Training Institute