National Suicide Prevention Resources
American Association of Suicidology- AAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide. AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services.
Contact USA- CONTACT USA (CUSA) is a network of crisis intervention and telephone helpline centers across the nation. Their mission is to provide leadership and support to centers that provide helpline services to people in crisis or need.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 130 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers, provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
The Jed Foundation-The Jed Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization working to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college students.
Local Community Resources
La Casa- La Casa is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive services, including shelter, in order to diminish domestic violence and abuse in all forms. Our services are available to ALL individuals, regardless of race, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
La Pinon- La Piñon began delivering services July 1992. The agency remains the only organization in the southern part of New Mexico providing comprehensive services to sexual assault and abuse survivors and their families.
Mesilla Valley Community of Hope- Mesilla Valley Community of Hope is an alliance of agencies that addresses homelessness and poverty in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The professional directors and staff of each agency are dedicated to helping clients obtain services that meet basic human needs and offer life-changing opportunities such as education, counseling and job training.
New Mexico Human Services Department- The Human Services Department serves over 600,000 New Mexicans each month by administering several large state and federally funded programs. Our larger programs are Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (Cash Assistance), Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Child Support Enforcement.
United Way of Southwest New Mexico
The Community Connect Program (previously the Information and Referral Service) is your direct line to the programs and services working to better our community, resources that are accessible to us all! The Community Connect Program is regularly updated by agencies in southwest New Mexico providing essential programs and services to help improve education, health and income for families and individuals.