Author Archives: Margaret Short
The Southern New Mexico Suicide Prevention and Survivor Support Coalition first met in Las Cruces in November 2011 as a joint effort of Memorial Medical Center and New Mexico State University, under the leadership impetus of Bruce San Filippo, MD, … Continue reading
An interview with Satya Rao, Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences at NMSU and Founder of Southern New Mexico Suicide Prevention Coalition and Survivors Support Group. Click here for the link.
REACH OUT…BREAK THE SILENCE! Adult Suicide Survivor Support Group Free peer-led groups open to any adult survivor of suicide and held twice monthly. When: First and third Monday of every month Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm* *Subject to change depending on … Continue reading
In New Mexico the suicide rate is consistently higher than the average, comprising of 2.6% of all deaths in the state compared to 1.3% of all deaths in the US.3 Based on the Annual report (2010) from the Office of … Continue reading
Educate, inform, and raise awareness Reduce stigma, shame, and secrecy Create a forum for conversations and holistic multi-cultural collaborations Provide support to families and survivors of suicide Help facilitate support groups Serve as a resource Conduct research
– To take ownership of this issue, empower families and communities, and implement solutions that work in our communities.
“By coming together as a coalition, we envision that the communities we live in will have the information and tools to raise awareness, promote education, support survivors of suicide, and reduce suicides and attempted suicides.”