Behavioral Health Resources

Take a Mental Health Test

Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. MHA’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal. (The City of Las Cruces does not endorse this organization or others present on the site, but is providing access as a public service.)

Helpful Behavior Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

We are amid an unprecedented public health crisis, yet we also have an extraordinary opportunity to come together within our families and communities to reduce the stigma that often surrounds mental health. Learn more here:

Report Child Abuse/Neglect

Report the matter immediately to CYFD’s Statewide Central Intake child abuse hotline (1-855-333-7233)or #SAFE from a cell phone. If you are experiencing a behavioral health crisis please call N.M. Crises and Access line: 1-855-662-7474. The peer-to-peer warm line is 1-855-466-7100

Children Youth and Families 

Care Resources includes where to search for Childcare, a provider list, provider supplies, and food request information, as well as information on becoming an emergency temporary childcare provider.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Las Cruces Public Schools is working with community resources to continue meal service and mental health resources, and employees have been assured that they will be paid as if there were no shutdown. State requirements for instructional hours will be waived so classroom days missed because of the shutdown will not have to be made up later. Also, between March 16 through April 6, LCPS will provide grab-and-go breakfast and lunch at seven locations: Please call 575/527-5800 (LCPS Administration) for more information.

LCPS Addresses COVID-19 Video From 6 p.m., March 12 meeting (Content begins at 13:30)

Financial resources due to loss of income or employment

Dona Ana County has several assistance programs to help you get financial assistance. There Government programs that offer grants to help with rent or medical bills, daycare or benefits such as SNAP food stamps, cash aid for paying bills, and much more. 

Guide to Mental Health Resources for COVID-19

Today, more students, families, and school staff than ever before are experiencing increased levels of stress, anxiety, and isolation, and will need mental health support. This page will be updated regularly with information and resources for supporting student and community mental health during COVID-19.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry has put together a curated set of resources with a particular emphasis on materials that will be of use to providers and those they serve.