PO Box 2556, Las Cruces, NM 88004
(575) 448-2774


Save lives — practice social distancing

  • NAMI Southern New Mexico (NAMI SNM) is working hard to continue delivering education, advocacy, support and leadership services to southern New Mexico communities during the current COVID-19 public health crisis.
  • Because we cannot meet in support groups and classes, NAMI SNM is currently researching new opportunities for reaching our clients. We will keep you up to date on our efforts. For example, right now, we’re researching ways to conduct privacy-protected support groups and classes by using Zoom online conferencing.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA Federal Government Resources)

In an infectious disease outbreak, when social distancing and self-quarantine are needed to limit and control the spread of the disease, continued social connectedness to maintain recovery is critically important. Virtual resources can and should be used during this time.

This tip sheet describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders . It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings.

But please check out the resources below too as some are specific to New Mexico.

Remote Access Resources

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information & Resources


NAMI Helpline

1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Eastern Time)

NAMI Crisis Text Line

Text “NAMI” to 741741

New Mexico Crisis & Access Line

1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474)
24/7/365 & is toll free

Peer to Peer Warm Line

1-855-4NM-7100 (466-7100)
Call 3:30 pm – 11:30 pm or Text 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Go to https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ for the chat button.

Online Recovery Meetings Resource List

http://aa-intergroup.org/The Online Intergroup aids its member groups in their common purpose of carrying the AA message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/Electronic meetings, like all Al‑Anon meetings, offer help and hope to anyone who is affected by alcoholism in a family member or friend. Electronic Al‑Anon meetings agree to abide by the spirit of the Twelve Traditions. Each Al‑Anon member is responsible for keeping the meeting focused on Al‑Anon recovery and discussion of Al‑Anon related topics.
https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/In the Rooms is an online global recovery community that offers 24-hour meetings of all different kinds as well as a huge network of people in recovery.
https://www.intherooms.com/home/Faces and Voices of Recovery offers resources, support, and access to recovery literature
https://www.lifering.org/online-meetingsOur meetings, whether in person or online, consist of addicts using their Sober Self to connect with the Sober Self of other addicts. We share advice, understanding, and encouragement. We focus primarily on our current lives, not on the hurts and damages of the past.
https://www.nabyphone.orgNA teleconference meetings are a wonderful addition to a well-rounded recovery platform, can serve as life-saving outreach and are a great way to expand your support network nationally or even internationally.
https://www.neveraloneclub.orgWe are a group of Narcotics Anonymous with daily online meetings where those seeking recovery can chat 24/7 for support and fellowship.
https://www.onlinegroupaa.org/Welcome to a growing community of motivated individuals who will support and inspire you along your journey. We are here to help.
https://recoverydharma.online/Recovery Dharma Online organizes daily meetings accessible via computer, smartphone, or dial-in. Together we meditate, study Buddhist teachings, and support each other on our paths to sobriety and peace.
https://sherecovers.co/SHE RECOVERS® is an international movement of women in or seeking healing from substance use disorders, other behavioral health issues, and a myriad of life experiences.
https://www.smartrecovery.org/communitySelf-Management, And Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual support groups.
https://www.virtual-na.orgBringing Narcotics Anonymous Meetings to Remote or Isolated Addicts from around the world who may, for whatever reason, be unable to attend a local face to face meetings.

COVID-19 Resources

Online Recovery Resources

These resources are for New Mexicans concerned with the impact of coronavirus/COVID-19.

CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)

WHO (World Health Organization)



Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak:
Click here for handout

New Mexico Department of Health Corona Virus Information

Coronavirus Health Information Hotline: 1-855-600-3453

From NIMH: follow the NIMH director on twitter (below), and https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/director/messages/2020/coping-with-coronavirus-managing-stress-fear-and-anxiety.shtml

Also – coping from CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fcoping.html