The University of New Mexico provides a vast range of support services and resources for students experiencing issues that include mental health, physical health, community emergencies, and crime. 

UNM students are always able to connect to care at any time through Student Health and Counseling (SHAC). Students can contact SHAC for immediate support including its after-hours crisis line which can be accessed by calling SHAC at 505-277-3136, selecting option 3, or calling LoboRespect at 505-277-2911. SHAC services are private and confidential.

For additional UNM Mental Health Resources, available to all Lobos, please see below.

Mental health, substance abuse, counseling, and wellness

Campus Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP)
COSAP coordinates and develops substance abuse prevention and training programs and policies for the university and larger community. 505-277-2795. Resources include a responsible drinking guidesafe medications guidesubstance abuse tools, and professional help options. Services are unbiased and non-judgmental.

Counseling Services
This department of the Student Health Center offers psychological and psychiatric services to UNM students. 505-277-4537.

Counseling, Assistance and Referral Service (CARS)
This employee assistance program for UNM staff and faculty provides counseling and referral services. CARS services are completely confidential & free for all benefits eligible staff and faculty. 505-272-6868.

Employee Wellness Program
Employee Wellness exists to help UNM faculty and staff stay healthy through a holistic approach to wellness — helping them feel better and live longer. 505-272-4460

Employee Occupational Health Services
The Center for Occupational Environmental Health Promotion (COEHP) provides occupational and environmental medicine support services to the UNM community. 505-272-8043

Health Education & Prevention
This department of the Student Health Center is focused on the health and well-being of UNM students in every aspect of health. Services educational materials for various health issues, sexual health guides, smoking cessation, stress relief, and more. 505-277-7947.

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, providing help for anxiety, grief, stress, anger and more with excellent client care in a safe and supportive environment.

Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES)
This department of the University Psychiatric Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency (life-threatening) services. A referral is not required for clients to be seen at PES. Anyone in the community feeling unsafe can walk into this emergency service at any time and be seen. PES provides psychiatric emergency services for adults, adolescents, and children. 505-272-2800.

Student Health & Counseling
SHAC provides quality health and counseling services to all UNM students to foster student success. Fees charged at SHAC are much lower than community rates. SHAC is funded in part by student activity fees.

For additional information, visit Resources.

All members of the university community are likely to be processing these difficult events and these resources are available to all students, faculty and staff whether directly impacted or not.

For students seeking academic accommodations, those should first be coordinated with faculty. If students need assistance making academic accommodations, they may also contact LoboRespect.

Campus Safety Reminders
UNM is committed to offering services, information, resources, and tools to offer a safe campus to all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. You can contribute to campus safety and preparedness by becoming informed, staying alert, and using good judgment. Take advantage of the features on the campus safety site to help protect you and ensure the safety of the UNM community.

Emergency preparedness on a university campus can present many challenges. A campus environment includes not only an extremely large geographical area, but a continuously changing population. Emergency planning must protect people as well as the institution’s operations such as research, athletic and entertainment events, food services, housing, and transportation.

If you have any information regarding this incident or notice any suspicious behavior, contact the UNM Police Department at 505.277.2241. Always be aware of your surroundings. LoboGuardian is an app that turns your smartphone into a virtual blue light phone.

For more information about campus safety, visit UNM Campus Safety.