New Mexico Launches Statewide Mental Health Crisis Line
SANTA FE, N.M. – Every New Mexican will now have a place to turn to when they or someone they love are experiencing a mental health crisis. Beginning Feb. 1, the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) will be available statewide, helping New Mexicans get access to local help and resources during a mental health crisis. The line will be available statewide and toll free at 1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474).
“We should be providing every resource we can to New Mexicans who are in need of mental health services, especially during times of crisis,” said Governor Susana Martinez. “Offering a helping hand during someone’s darkest moments can go a long way toward assisting that individual and putting them on the road to recovery. The first step to addressing a mental health crisis is ensuring easy access to services and I’m pleased that we are able to offer this hotline to those who need it.”
The crisis line will be staffed by mental health professionals who can respond to a crisis 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. The line will be available statewide and toll free at 1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474).
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