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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 Gun Violence in New Mexico

march for our lives

March 30, 2018 – The student-led March For Our Lives event in Albuquerque last week drew thousands of people out into the streets and to Tiguex Park near Old Town. But student organizers says it is only the first step in their efforts to address gun violence here in New Mexico.

Producer Sarah Gustavus sat down this week with four organizers to talk about why the issue of gun violence is important to them and what they plan to do next.

Guests:

Riazullah Alkozai, senior at Highland High School
Zoe Craft, sophomore at La Cueva High School
Blair Dixon, freshman at UNM
Jonathon Juarez-Alonzo, sophomore at Native American Community Academy (NACA)