Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Together, we can fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support the millions of people in the U.S. affected by mental illness. 

A mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, behavior or mood. These conditions deeply impact day-to-day living and may also affect the ability to relate to others. If you have — or think you might have — a mental illness, the first thing you must know is that you are not alone. Mental health conditions are far more common than you think, mainly because people don’t like to, or are scared to, talk about them. 

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
    (According to Results from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health)

You can call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-6264, or text “HelpLine” to 62640

988 New Mexico

988 is a 24/7 lifeline for emotional, mental, or substance use distress support. 988 is FREE and confidential, is more than a suicide hotline, and offers real-time access. You can call, text, or chat for help anytime.

New Mexico Crisis & Access Line

If you or a loved one is experiencing any kind of emotional crisis, mental health or substance use concern, you can find help, tools and resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line or Peer- to-Peer Warmline.

Crisis and Access Line: 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474)
Toll Free 24/7/365

Peer-to-Peer Warm Line: 1-855-466-7100
Call (7am – 11:30pm) or Text (6pm – 11pm) to connect with a peer

Mental Health Screener

A mental health test is one of the easiest ways to check in on yourself if something doesn’t feel quite right. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible. Check in with yourself and take a screener developed by Mental Health America (MHA) today.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA

If you are worried about your mental health or are worried about someone you know, there are resources and people out there who are willing to help, no matter what your situation is.

Find Support

SAMHSA has a new website dedicated to support for issues with mental health, drugs, or alcohol. The site has resources for everything from health care, how to cope, treatment options, how to pay for treatment, helping others, stories about recovery and more.

Find Treatment is a confidential and anonymous resource for persons seeking treatment for mental and substance use disorders in the United States and its territories.

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