Know the facts about COVID-19. Be informed about how to protect yourself and others. Understanding the risk and sharing accurate information with people you care about
can reduce stress and help you make a connection with others.
Remind yourself that each of us has a crucial role in fighting this pandemic.
Remind yourself that everyone is in an unusual situation with limited resources.
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social
media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting and mentally exhausting
Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns, how you are feeling,
or how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting you.
Connect with others through phone calls, email, text messages, mailing letters or
cards, video chat, and social media.
Check on others. Helping others improves your sense of control, belonging, and self-esteem.
Look for safe ways to offer social support to others, especially if they are showing
signs of stress, such as depression and anxiety.
If you feel you may be misusing alcohol or other drugs (including prescription drugs)
as a means of coping, reach out for help.
If you are being treated for a mental health condition, continue with your treatment
and be aware of any new or worsening symptoms.
Know where to go if you need help or more information
If you feel you or someone in your household may harm themselves or someone else:
When a student is in imminent danger of hurting self or others, contact Campus Police immediately at 575-835-5555 or ext. 5555.
Mental Health Crisis During Regular Business Hours:
If the mental health crisis occurs during regular NMT business hours (Mon-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) call the Counseling Center at ext. 6619.
State that you need crisis support and provide a description of the situation that
has lead to your concern. The Counseling Center will advise you of the appropriate
actions to take to most effectively help the student.