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NAMI UNM is part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, The University of New Mexico, and the Albuquerque Community:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need.

NAMI New Mexico (

NAMI New Mexico is the State's overarching NAMI organizer. NAMI New Mexico oversees and coordinates resources and events across the State of New Mexico.

NAMI Albuquerque (

NAMI Albuquerque is the NAMI Affiliate for the greater Albuquerque area. Every year, NAMI Albuquerque hosts support groups, education, and events in the greater Albuquerque area. 

NAMI Westside (

NAMI Westside is the NAMI Affiliate for Rio Rancho and the west side of the Metro Area. Every year, NAMI Albuquerque hosts support groups, education, and events. 

Student Health and Counseling (

The purpose of Counseling Services is to help UNM students  function successfully in their academic lives. When students are faced with excessive stress or difficult personal problems, psychological and psychiatric support may be helpful or necessary.

Students desiring an appointment, or needing same-day services, should come into SHAC and ask to see the triage counselor for a brief assessment of their needs. The triage counselor will make a brief assessment to be sure students' needs are met in a timely fashion.

Manzanita Counseling Center 

Manzanita Counseling Center is a community outreach program provided by the University of New Mexico Counselor Education Program. The Manzanita Counseling Center has been in existence for over 25 years and is the only free counseling clinic in Albuquerque.

AGORA Crisis Center - Albuquerque 

Agora provides many services including an all-issues crisis phone line, is part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network, an on-line chat service, the only Substance Abuse hotline in New Mexico, have access to an extensive referral database, and offer a range of training and educational outreach options for the community. 

Emergency Contacts:

  • Psychiatric Crisis Emergency Telephone — 247-1121
  • UNM Mental Health Center, Crisis Unit — 843-2800

National Alliance on Mental Illness - UNM

Lobo Lair 1055
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico87131

Physical Location:
Student Union Building