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All New Mexicans have a role in suicide prevention September 5, 2023 - Suicide Prevention - Awareness

As September marks Suicide Prevention Month, it’s crucial for all New Mexicans to familiarize themselves with the available resources aimed at curbing this alarming issue. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s proactive step of signing a proclamation underscores the importance of raising awareness and f... « read more »

Youth suicide rates decline in New Mexico September 8, 2022 - Suicide Prevention - Information

State agencies collaborating to connect residents of all ages with behavioral health professionals. « read more »

 New Mexico Firearm-Related Deaths Increased in 2020 and Substantially Since 2010 December 23, 2021 - Suicide Prevention - Awareness

2020 rate is 55% higher than in 2010 SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced today that 481 New Mexico residents died in 2020 from firearm-related injuries. This compares to 472 individuals who died by firearm injuries in 2019. « read more »

New Mexico Suicide Deaths Increase in 2020 December 6, 2021 - Suicide Prevention - Information

SANTA FE - The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced today 520 New Mexico residents died by suicide in 2020; this is an increase of five suicides as compared to 2019. New Mexico had the fourth highest age-adjusted rate for suicides in the nation in 2019, (which is the most recent year fo... « read more »

New Mexico Suicide Rate Declines in 2016 September 18, 2017 - Suicide Prevention - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health reports a six percent decrease in the number of suicides in the state in 2016. The decrease reverses a trend of rising suicide rates in New Mexico over the last three years. There were 469 reported suicides in New Mexico last year, down from 498 in 2015. « read more »

Suicide and High School Students September 9, 2015 - Suicide Prevention - Information

Have you ever just wanted to die? It sounds like a horrible question, but if you’ve ever felt that way in your life, you know I’m totally not being glib. Have you ever wanted to just die, and if the answer is yes, how close have you ever come to actually acting on that desire? The answer natio... « read more »