Health & Wellness


Information from the New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

2021 Mental Health Resolution Ideas
We All Can Follow
Starting any program can be difficult, but committing to your New Year's Resolutions early in the year and including mental health improvements into your program can more than likely improve your chances of ensuring you meet your goals.
1. Commit to Kinder Self Talk - Shifting our self talk to be kinder and more compassionate will help.
2. Practice Gratitude - Gratitude focused mediation helps decrease stress and helps with happiness and improved relationships.
3. Prioritize Joy - Engage in activities that bring us true joy, instead of getting caught up in daily routines.
4. Learn How to Say No - Everyone has a right to get out of doing things you don't want to do. You can stand firm and not feel guilty about your decisions.
5. Ask for Help - You don't have to do it alone. If you are struggling with mental health issues, consider reaching out to a professional or friend.
As we move into 2021, it's important to remember that we are always improving and we are essentially works in progress, so give yourself a break if things don't go as planned. If you don't feel well physically or mentally, and you need speak with a professional, listed below are resources that can help you today.
Here's various statewide resources and information:
In New Mexico, you can talk to trained staff if you have mental health or substance abuse concerns: call 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474) 24 hours a day/7 days a week. You are not alone and it is normal to feel anxious and worried. You can confidentially reach out to talk to someone anytime and anyplace. 

If you feel like you want to hurt yourself, you can always reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Call 911 if you are in a EMERGENCY SITUATION. If you feel like you going to hurt yourself this is an emergency.
If You Just Want Someone to Hear You Out
Call the Peer-to-Peer Warmline at (855) 466-7100
They are available to talk every day from 3:30p - 11:30p MT
They are available by text from 6:00p - 11:00p MT
If you are struggling, getting validation and support from others who are going through something similar is critical. The New Mexico Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering several support groups for those struggling to deal with the ongoing public health emergency. There is a peer support group, Connections, that meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday over Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Find more information here.
For more information on NAMI resources, check out the Resources tab at their website, at They have information on specific mental illnesses along with community resources on various subjects, including treatment, substance abuse, health, housing, employment, and emergency and law enforcement.
There also is a support group for family members of those with mental illness, Family Support, which meets over Zoom on Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m., and Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. A session in Spanish is offered on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 6-7:30 p.m. Find more information about Family Support here.
If you are ready to talk with a therapist but don't know where to look, go to
Are you a frontline worker who is spending all your time helping others, but need help and support for yourself? Call the New Mexico Healthcare Worker and First Responder Support Line.
Struggling with teleworking and the change from working in an office with colleagues to working at home without face-to-face meetings?Read an article from the American Psychiatric Association's Center for Workplace Mental Health entitled Working Remotely During COVID-19: Your Mental Health and Well-Being.
Are you a licensed Behavioral Support Provider in Bernalillo County who is looking for support? Participate in the New Mexico Black Mental Health Coalition Provider Support and Consultation. This flyer lists dates and times of the sessions.
Looking for culturally sensitive services for Native Americans? First Nations Community Health Source's Behavioral Health Services offers a comprehensive and culturally sensitive mental health and substance abuse counseling program that utilizes a holistic approach to wellness. For more information, go to
Looking for an organization that works on Native American Behavioral Health on a systems change level? You can visit the UNM Health System's Native American Behavioral Health Program at