State to hold Tribal Symposium on the 988 crisis support line 

Human Services Department to assist Tribal leadership and programs with the implementation of the Crisis Now model  

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) today announced they will host a 988 Tribal Symposium on November 7, 2022. The symposium will provide tribal communities with 988 information, technical assistance on the development of crisis teams, assessment of community readiness, and discussion of the 988 Crisis Now model. The model was first introduced to tribal communities in 2021 and the symposium will continue the engagement between HSD and New Mexico’s Pueblos, Tribes and Nations.  

WHAT: 988 Tribal Symposium 

WHEN: Monday, November 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

WHERE: Event Center at Sandia Golf Club, 30 Rainbow Rd., Albuquerque NM 87113 

For more information about the symposium contact Colinda Vallo at 

For 988 Native American resources visit 


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