Preventing Suicide in New Mexico

Suicide is the 9th leading cause of death for people living in New Mexico.

NEW MEXICO SUICIDE RATE

An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7), as well as New Mexico’s Suicide Prevention Initiative, is to ensure community and clinical health care providers are trained in evidence-based suicide-specific assessments, management and delivery of effective clinical care.

Suicide Rates in New Mexico

Throughout the state of New Mexico, suicide is the:

  • 2nd leading cause of death for ages 15-34
  • 4th leading cause of death for ages 35-44
  • 5th leading cause of death for ages 45-54
  • 8th leading cause of death for ages 55-64
  • Overall, 9th leading cause of death in New Mexico.

THE CAMS SUICIDE PREVENTION ASSESSMENT, INTERVENTION & TREATMENT IS BACKED BY 30 YEARS OF ON-GOING CLINICAL RESEARCH

HOW CAMS-CARE ADDRESSES NEW MEXICO’S MENTAL HEALTH IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

New Mexico’s initiative focuses on “promoting suicide prevention as a core component to health care services and promoting and implementing effective clinical and professional practices to assess and treat individuals at risk for suicidal behaviors.”  The CAMS Framework has been proven through multiple randomized clinical trials to be the best assessment, intervention and treatment to reduce suicide ideation.  It is recommended by such groups as the Zero Suicide Initiative, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and The Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event Alert: Detecting and treating suicide ideation in all settings. 

While it is important that communities learn how to identify the signs of suicide risk, it is crucial to have a network of healthcare providers in place and trained in evidence-base suicide-specific treatment to whom people identified as suicidal may be immediately referred.

CAMS-care offers several training options to meet various learning styles and budgets. Because CAMS is a flexible Framework, it can be easily adapted to cultural and tribal preferences. The CAMS treatment is available via online training, in-person role-play training, consultation calls, ZOOM training, and more.

Mental health professionals have reported that the CAMS Framework has given them a way to confidently treat suicidal patients effectively in only 6-8 sessions.  And, more importantly, patients have reported that they like using the CAMS Framework.

NEW MEXICO CE REQUIREMENTS

Below are the current requirements from this state for CE credits.

Social Workers in New Mexico Need 30 CE Hours Every Two Years

Counselors in New Mexico Need 40 CE Hours Every Two Years

New Mexico Psychologists Need 40 CE Hours Every Two Years

 

FOR CAMS ONLINE COURSE / CES FOR ORGANIZATIONS, GO HERE

 

CAMS-CARE PRODUCTS

CAMS-care offers training courses and materials for individuals and organizations. Our products allow professionals to earn CEs to meet your state’s CE requirements:

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The CAMS proven framework is introduced in Dr. Jobes book, “Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach“. The current edition includes evidence data from a decdates worth of extensive research and has a greater emphasis on how to implement CAMS in clinical settings. You may earn 6 CEs after reading the book and passing the CE test.

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CAMS-care offers engaging video training opportunities that gives professionals to earn 1 – 3 CEs. We’ve offer training in addressing malpractice and ethical liability when working with suicidal patients, tips suggestions for working with difficult patients, and treating suicide risk with children and adolescents.

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We also provide on-site Role-Play Training, Consultation Calls, and host Education Days for more hands-on approaches to the CAMS framework.