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New Mexico has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. In order to call attention to this very serious health problem, residents have taken part in annual walks called Out of the Darkness walks for the past few years. These events, which are sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), bring the issue of suicide into the public arena. Many of the participants in the walk have lost loved ones to suicide. Organizers hope that by raising awareness and money, these walks can help to prevent future suicides in New Mexico towns such as Roswell.

Signs of a Mental Health Disorder

Many individuals who attempt or complete suicide also struggle with mental health issues. While not every individual who struggles with mental health issues will contemplate suicide, an undiagnosed and untreated disorder seriously impacts the individual’s overall well-being. Not every mental health disorder manifests itself in the same way, but there are some general warning signs that may indicate that a loved one needs help:

  • Breaks from reality including hearing voices, hallucinations or delusions
  • Talking about suicide, threatening to commit suicide or suicide attempts
  • Persistent hopeless, sadness or feelings of helplessness
  • Uncharacteristic behaviors such as hostility or anger
  • Difficulty coping with daily life
  • Mood swings, extreme emotional highs and lows
  • Changes in daily habits, such as sleeping and eating patterns
  • Withdrawing from family members and close friends

One Phone Call Can Connect Your Loved One With a New Life

If someone you care about in Roswell is suffering from a mental health disorder, help is available right now. Don’t wait to call the number above and speak to an admissions coordinator about your loved one’s needs in treatment.

Roswell Treatment Centers

200 W WILSHIRE BLVD STE A,
Roswell, NM 88201
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505-622-5956

1511 S GRAND AVE,
Roswell, NM 88203
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575-623-3255