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Trying to manage the demands of attending college can be difficult, and emotionally challenging, but the possibility to enjoy the experience and grow from it remains. Mental health should be prioritized to help support success in college. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, or any other mental health challenge, you are not alone. Our objective is to provide students with accessible information to support their mental health journey, as well as overall collegiate experiences. During the 2020–2021 school year, more than 60% of college students met the criteria for at least one mental health problem, according to the Healthy Minds Study, which collects data from 373 campuses nationwide (Lipson, S. K., et al., Journal of Affective Disorders, Vol. 306, 2022)

If you are struggling, please reach out and get the help you need.

Call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 988 for 24/7 free confidential mental health support. 


Don’t wait to seek out mental health support. There are resources available
on and off campus, whether you’re in crisis or just want to talk to someone


If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, calling 911 and talking with police may be necessary. It is important to notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for police officers trained in crisis intervention or trained to assist people experiencing a psychiatric emergency.








NMSU Campus

If you are interested in receiving counseling at AHWC, you can come to the center (at the corner of Breland Dr. and Stewart St.) and meet with an on-call counselor. Counselors are available to meet with walk-in clients Monday through Friday, 8:00-11:30am and 1:00-4:30pm









"The families and members of NAMI New Mexico are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness" -NAMI New Mexico (2023)

"New Mexico's 988 is the confidential lifeline for emotional, mental, or alcohol and drug misuse and support" -988 (2023)

NMDOH Mental Health Program


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - Call or text 988

Crisis Text Line - Text 'COALITION' to 741741

TrevorSpace - an affirming, online community for LGBTQ+ people 13-24 years old








Mental Health Resources

Depression (major depressive disorder)▸

“Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living.

More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn't a weakness and you can't simply "snap out" of it. Depression may require long-term treatment. But don't get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy or both.”

-Mayo Clinic (2023)

Anxiety disorders▸

“Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks).

These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. You may avoid places or situations to prevent these feelings. Symptoms may start during childhood or the teen years and continue into adulthood.

Examples of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. You can have more than one anxiety disorder. Sometimes anxiety results from a medical condition that needs treatment.

Whatever form of anxiety you have, treatment can help.”

-Mayo Clinic (2023)

Imposter Syndrome▸

What is imposter syndrome and how can you combat it? - Elizabeth Cox

Courses and Trainings

What is Mental Health First Aid?▸

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

QPR Institute▸

What does QPR mean?

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.

National Alliance on Mental Illness▸

NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improving the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.

Peer Mental Health Advocates▸

Self Help Podcast and Book Recommendations