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Suicide Prevention and Intervention

Albuquerque Public Schools promotes the health and well-being of all students. If you or someone you know are at immediate risk of suicide, please call 911.

Getting Help

If you or someone you know is concerned about suicidal ideation, please consider contacting one of the following resources:

  • New Mexico Crisis and Access Line:  1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474)
  • Agora:  505-277-3013
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  988 or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • The Trevor Lifeline:  1-866-488-7386

Suicide Prevention and Intervention

The health and well-being of all students is of the utmost importance to Albuquerque Public Schools.  We are committed to educating students about suicide prevention in middle and high school, providing resources for parents if a student is identified as being at-risk and following up with students and parents.  All school personnel are trained in how to respond if they are made aware of a student expressing a desire to harm themselves.

School personnel and students are expected to help create a school culture of respect and support in which students feel comfortable seeking help for themselves or friends.  Students are encouraged to tell any APS staff member if they or a friend are feeling suicidal or are in need of help.

Confidentiality

While confidentiality and privacy are important, students should be aware that when there is a risk of suicide, safety always comes first.  Our duty to warn surpasses confidentiality.

Questions/Concerns

Talk to your school counselor, nurse or social worker if you have additional questions or concerns about suicide prevention, intervention or postvention.

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