In 2017, almost 10 percent of high school youth in New Mexico attempted suicide at least once.

- New Mexico's Indicator-Based Information System

Our Purpose

The aim of the NMDOH-OSAH Training Program is to help you become your own expert in school and adolescent health, so that you can promote sustainable practices and policies within your community.

What We Do

Encourage New Mexico schools and youth-serving organizations to build their skills and program sustainability by sending representatives to become trainers in evidence-based programs.

Training Partners

The state of New Mexico and OSAH is a great example of how to mobilize community action to help save lives. QPR Master Trainers in New Mexico have trained hundreds of instructors, and those hundreds have reached out and trained thousands of Gatekeepers to recognize the warning signs, and help prevent suicide.
- Dr. Paul Quinett, Founder and CEO of the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Institute, an evidence-based method for suicide prevention

Community Training Partners

History of the Program

In the spring of 2019, OSAH was awarded the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant (GLS Grant) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to address suicide prevention in adolescents over the next five years.

Since then, we've trained over 1,000 individuals throughout the state of New Mexico in suicide prevention and youth mental health.