NMSIP provides a crucial continuum of school-based and community efforts to significantly impact the serious problem of youth suicide in Santa Fe County and Northern New Mexico.
- Sky Family Counseling and Training Center
Provides accessible and affordable services for youth and their families who are identified to be in need and serves as a teaching and training field site for graduate students and clinicians.
- Education and Training Programs
Over the last 19 years, NMSIP has developed training, education and public awareness programs that have delivered vital suicide prevention training skills and awareness information to several thousand students, school teachers and staff, behavioral health specialist, faith community leaders, youth service organizations and parents.
- Graduate Internships & Advanced Studies Clinical Training
The SKY Center’s Graduate Internships and Advanced Studies Training Program offers a challenging and supportive learning environment for graduate students seeking an internship in social work, counseling, psychology or related field.
- Natural Helpers
Natural Helpers is a peer-helping program that targets a diverse, cross-section of middle and high school students, ages 12-18. Its purpose is to create a caring and supportive community within each school by teaching selected students to respond effectively when they or their peers experience a wide range of difficulties.
- Crisis Services – Postvention Team
Our Postvention Team offers crisis support services and assist community and school leaders in navigating the grief process, reaching out to other at-risk youth and talking with parents.
NMSIP is incorporating the practice of mindfulness across all its programs: in our work with youth and their families at the SKY Counseling Center; in training beginning therapists to develop therapeutic presence; and at various Northern New Mexico school sites where we are working with vulnerable students.
- Adolescent HUGS (High Utilizer Group Services)
CHRISTUS ST. Vincent Regional Medical Center has linked with SKY Center to offer top-notch, wrap-around, therapeutic and non-traditional services for individuals under the age of twenty-two, including individual and group counseling, identification and fostering of mentoring relationships, parent coaching, connection to primary care and medication management.