Today’s youth struggle more than ever with issues of peer pressure, drugs/alcohol, academic struggles, family issues and the overwhelming content of the information available to them on the internet.

Parents of today’s youth face the challenge of raising their children against the backdrop of these difficult but common issues. Many parents are also dealing with their own difficulties, such as work demands, step-family issues, and financial hardships.

Depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children and teenagers continue to rise in New Mexico.

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How YOU can help >

 

If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

You can also text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.