Tag Archives: health care

Resources Available For People Thinking About Suicide

1140 Suicide Prevention

April 6, 2018 – New Mexico ranks fourth in the nation for suicides in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People who might be thinking about suicide might also face challenges finding a place to get help in our large, mostly rural state. 

This week Sarah Gustavus sits down with Wendy Linebrink-Allison from the New Mexico Crisis and Action Line to talk about the power a single conversation can have for individuals who are struggling with suicidal thoughts.

If you or a someone you know is struggling, call the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line 1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474), or call or text the Peer to Peer Warmline at 1-855-4NM-7100 (1-855-466-7100). 

Addressing Concussions In Youth Sports

NMiF 1138 Concussions

March 23, 2018 – New Mexico state law requires that student athletes sit out for 10 days after a concussion. This week we learn about the risk factors for concussions and how students and parents can help better identify and address them when they happen. Correspondent Khalil Ekulona sits down with pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Richard Campbell, Brandon Chavez, director of Spirit Xpress West,and soccer coach Lucien Starzynski.

Further reading:
The Atlantic: How Students’ Brains Are in Danger on the Field
CDC: HEADS UP to youth sports