Suicide Assessments

Through a contract with the Albuquerque and Las Cruces Public Schools, Southwest Family Guidance Center & Institute provides same-day suicide risk assessments to all students in the district who have made any statement or gesture, written and/or verbal, indicating suicidal ideation. This assessment is conducted at our agency under the supervision of an independently licensed supervisor and involves the student and his/her family or caregivers. Following the assessment, the student and family are given recommendations and safety planning options to address the student’s specific needs.