Emergency/Crisis Lines and Information
New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL)
New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) offers assistance with suicidal ideation, emotional crises, mental health, and substance use. Call 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474) or visit the NM Crisis Line website.
Agora Crisis Center
Agora Crisis Center is a suicide hotline. Call 1-855-505-4505 or visit the Agora website.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project offers suicide prevention and assistance for LGBTQ youth. Call 1-866-488-7386 or visit the Trevor Project website.
Visits With the School Counselor
Why Visits Occur
- When a student is very sad, confused, shy, angry, or worried
- When severe changes in a student's behavior occur
- When a student is having difficulty dealing with family changes or situations
- When something seems to be bothering a student to the point of distraction or intense anxiety
- When a student is dealing with the loss of a family member, friend, or pet
- When stressors at home are affecting school performance or self-concept
- When a student is consistently absent from school
Students can meet with the school counselor in a variety of ways. Most commonly, school counselors work with students through:
- One on One Meetings: Student and counselor meet independently to go over any concerns or work on behavior.
- Small Groups: Peer groups of 4-6 students meet to work on character development or group issues.
- Classroom Guidance: Counselor visits classrooms to talk with students about a variety of topics.