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Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

September 1, 2014

September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month in the United States and New Mexico. Help is available through various channels including faith-based, military, primary care and behavioral health providers.

If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 911 or the crisis line, 800-273-8255 right now. If you don't have a phone, go to the nearest emergency room or clinic, or contact the veterans crisis chat here: http://veteranscrisisline.net/ChatTermsOfService.aspx

If you have had thoughts of suicide but are not in crisis right now, talk to your doctor, or make an appointment with a therapist.

Crisis Line: 800-273-8255

Veterans Chat: http://veteranscrisisline.net/ChatTermsOfService.aspx

Showing of Anonymous People

September 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm

Is observance of Recovery Month, the movie Anonymous People will be shown. This documentary film features prominent people who live publicly in long-term recovery and discusses how 23 million other Americans are also living publically in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Their brave testimonies dispel long-standing cliches about addiction and recovery which we hope will help to break down the deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination that have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opoinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.

University of New Mexico Continuing Education

1634 University SE, Albuquerque

Russ Liles: 449-4281

Veteran Stand Down-Carlsbad/Artesia

September 26-27, 2014 | 8:00 am-3:00 pm

For homeless or near homeless veterans.

Carlsbad: 26 September; Artesia: 27 September

Two hot meals, medical services/flu vaccine, hot shower and hair cuts, counseling, job services, and more. Veterans will also receive backpacks with clothing, boots, basic necessities, and canned food.

Carlsbad: Armory, 305 E Fiesta Drive

Artesia: Legacy Inn, 2210 W Main Street

FREE Business Development Workshop

September 30, 2014 | 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Military veterans and active-duty personnel interested in starting their own business or expanding an existing operation are invited to attend a free business development workshop at the Clovis Civic Center, located at 801 Schepps Blvd. A free lunch will also be served to all attendees.

The workshop is part of the ongoing VBOC On The Road series of business development workshops for veterans presented by the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services and partnering organizations. New Mexico VBOC Director Joseph Long and representatives from the partnering agencies will present information on how the agencies can help veterans succeed with starting and expanding their own business. Among the topics to be covered are: How to determine if a business idea is feasible, available financial assistance for veterans, special business incentives for New Mexico veterans, how to create a Business Plan, how to pursue government contracting possibilities, veteran-friendly franchise opportunities, and other ways the VBOC and the presenting partners can help a veteran business owner. Veterans can take advantage of private “walk-in” counseling sessions immediately after the presentation for more personal assistance.


Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is strongly recommended by calling the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce at (575) 763-3435, or the Portales/Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce at (575) 356-8541.

Clovis Civic Center, located at 801 Schepps Blvd

Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce at (575) 763-3435

Portales/Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce at (575) 356-8541

Veteran Stand Down-Gallup

October 3, 2014 | 9:00 am-4:00 pm

For homeless veterans

Veterans: 9 am - 4 pm

Non-veterans: noon - 4 pm

Clothing, healthcare, counseling, employment help, housing assistance, legal assistance, VA benefits, community resources, food and drink.

410 Bataan Veterans Street

Gallup, NM 87301

Eliane: 505-290-1823

Wendy: info@nmvic.org

Veterans Stand Down-Farmington

October 10, 2014 | 8:00 am-4:00 pm

For homeless veterans and non-veterans

Free transportation to and from the event (Farmington area), flu shots, legal advice, hot meals, hair cuts, hot showers, pet friendly

San Juan College Gym

4601 College Blvd

Farmington, NM

AMVETS Post 1912: 505.947.2645

Veteran Stand Down-Albuquerque

October 16-17, 2014 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Providing the following services for homeless veterans: clothing, counseling, employment help, legal assistance, VA benefits, community resources, healthcare, houseing assistance, food and drinks.


October 16th is veterans only; October 17th is veterans and non-veterans.

Noon Day Ministries

101 Broadway NE

Albuquerque, NM

Wendy, Fermin, or Elinor



FREE Two-Day Dental Clinic

October 24, 2014 | 5:30 am - 5:00 pm

Free basic dental services for adults and children. No appointment needed; first come, first served.

Services provided: fillings, extractions, temporary partials, cleanings, limited root canals

Doors open at 5:30 am, 24 October; line starts 4:30 pm, 23 October

Santa Ana Star Center

3001 Civic Center Circle NE

Rio Rancho, NM