New Mexico Human Services Department (NSSP)

Program Name:  NM Suicide Prevention - Zero Suicide through Effective Identification and Treatment
Grant Type:  National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
Grant Status:  Alumni
Year Awarded:  2014
State:  New Mexico

This initiative is developing a Zero Suicide culture. The goals of this initiative are to: (1) promote suicide prevention as a core component of health care; (2) implement effective practices for assessing and treating those at risk for suicide; (3) ensure meaningful collaboration with people who have lived experience of suicide; and (4) implement strategies to address behavioral health disparities for those with limited access to care (e.g., people in rural and frontier areas, culturally diverse populations, and veterans). This initiative works at the local level to pilot the model and at the state level to impact policy and sustain and spread the model statewide.