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Causes: Counseling, Grief, Suicide

Mission: Kindness matters, and to the more than 5 million people around the world who lose a loved one to suicide each year, it matters a lot. We provide healing and compassionate support during the lonely and tumultuous aftermath of suicide. We help people survive suicide loss, and go beyond “just surviving,” to lead productive lives filled with meaning and joy.

Results: Over the last 5 years clients have called “Strides against Suicide a “lifeline” or has said our message has reminded them “how important life is and my life can be saved!” Since 2015, we have raised over $82,000 to provide crisis counseling slots for all school age students, and patients who are being released for the emergency room and for anyone who is having thoughts of completing suicide and we have provided critical incident debriefing for any employer or provider in the county who has lost an employee (an employee’s family member to suicide).

Target demographics: Survivors of Suicide loss

Direct beneficiaries per year: Since 2018 we make sure survivors of suicide can reach us thorough our crisis line of Facebook messenger which operates as a 24/7. Our website host several visits from people seeking information and support in the complex emotional aftermath of suicide. We also answer hundreds of calls and emails requests each year for information and support from survivors, clinicians, students, media, and the general public.

Geographic areas served: San Juan, Cibola and McKinley Counties served.

Programs: Desert View offers online resource for people bereaved by suicide. Our services are developed and supervised by Rick Quevedo, CEO and, Lauren Mead a licensed mental health practitioner. They are anchored in best practices and answer a need not served by any other organization.

Future Programs goals we hope to include: 1) Clinically moderated community forum. 2) Website with resources for new survivors, blog, bookstore, and memorial section. 3) Low-cost Zoom/ tele-med and phone consultations for new survivors. 4) Facebook page with original content and messages of support each month will continue.

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Candlelight Vigil June 25th, 2021 Berg Park

On June 25th, please join us Berg Park (the corner of Scott Ave and San Juan Blvd) around 7:00 pm at the Pavilion- for an intimate gathering with those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Bring a photo and your memories of your loved one as we come together and celebrate their memory … and honor their memory with a moment of silence and close out the evening with a full candle light vigil.

If you are a survivor of am attempted suicide- we are glad you are still among us… join so we can remind you of the love and support you still have.

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Strides Against Suicide 5K June 26th Berg Park

Join us for our 5th annual Strides Against Suicide 5K on June 26th at Berg Park, Farmington New Mexico!

Activities 5K, Kids fun mile, local provider booths, speakers, balloon release for our loved ones, silent auctions, music and fun surprises! Proceeds go to Desert View Family Counseling. 

Registration Information BELOW!

About this event

We are working to break the stigma around suicide and help the community find their people in the community. We want you to connect with others! We can stop suicide if we come together, check in on one another and get help when we need it!

2021 Event schedule

  • 6:30am- Packet pick-up
  • 7:30am- Speakers
  • 7:45am- Race Line-up
  • 8:00am- 5K Begins! (Also the children’s 1 mile will begin)
  • 10:45 am- Announce Winners/Award Medals/ Boulevard Knights presents donation to Desert View*
  • 11:00 Silent Auction Winners/Festival/Music/Vendors
  • 11:15pm- Butterfly Release
  • 11:30pm- Closing Speaker/Thank You

If you are not walking or running and you would just like like to make a donation- go back to our homepage and click on the PayPal icon!

To participate in our 5K (walk or run) and receive a t-shirt and be timed for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place- there are several registration options for child, adolescent and adult (with or without t-shirt)



**Families are allowed to participate without a paid registration- however they still must register the day of the walk and sign a waiver a liability.

We realize not everyone can pay- that’s okay- we just want you, your family and your fur babies there to walk with us and be a voice for those who can cannot have a voice!

Strides Against Suicide
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Parenting Class

Parenting Class is the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Next Class- September 11 , 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

We use evidenced based curriculum.

6 credit hours of court approved material .

Call 505-326-7878 Option 1 to get signed up!

Come learn from our evidenced based curriculum and each other!

**Participants must be present and have camera on the entire time to participate – otherwise you may be removed from group.


If you do not have ZOOM please click this link above.
Please give yourself time to get on and get situation so you are ON TIME FOR CLASS.

Watch the Video Sample of of our evidenced based curriculum!

Nurtured Heart – a tool for resiliency!

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Covid-19 Updates -December 10, 2021

To Our Partners and Clients

As a valued client, we appreciate the trust you place in us and our team as we provide a number of various essential services for you and your family both in San Juan and McKinley County.

Desert View Values:

We are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 environment and to that end, I wanted to personally update you on the steps we are taking to ensure the health and safety of our clients and team members.

Over the past 2 years, Desert View has provided staff with comprehensive Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including hand sanitizer, masks and constant instructional safety briefings. We follow a comprehensive safety checklist when clients visit us and are requiring employees to stay home and seek medical attention if they are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19.

We’re still operating in a pandemic, and many of the changes we’ve made over the last 2 years, such as strengthening our cleanliness and safety protocols, will be permanent. 

Our team members maintain a heightened awareness of their surroundings and adhere to sanitization basics before and after each visit when face 2 face is allowed. Our focus is to be continue to be creative in our ability to serve our community, provide excellent client care and do so safely with everyone’s well-being in mind.

As vaccines and boosters have become more accessible, we continue to encourage our own team members and our community to please consider getting vaccinated. Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available – wearing masks, staying at least 6 feet from people who don’t live with you, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, washing your hands frequently, and yes, getting vaccinated. At Desert View we believe we all play a significant part in the effort to stop COVID-19.

We are truly grateful for your support and partnership during this time.

As an essential provider we will continue to earn your trust by utilizing best practices through these uncertain days that will hopefully get better!

Here is your good health and better days for all!

Thank you so much for continuing to trust us with the care of you and your family! We want to wish you and yours and very safe and happy holiday!

Rick Quevedo, CEO

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Substance Abuse & Life Skills Group!

Substance Abuse every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.


Life Skills/Anger Management every Thursday at 4:00 p.m.



Click this link to “download Zoom” for free (available for desktop and phone).

We have group every week-Call 505-326-7878 Push opt 1 to get and get on the list!

Evidenced based- and court approved!

Wednesday Class: Substance Abuse at 4:30

Thursday Class: Skills/ Anger Management at 4:30

Be sure to stay on track with your requirements, spite the pandemic.

if we should go back to class… the directions below will apply:

You must be on time and have your camera on the entire time or risk being removed from the group!

The day before group we will send you a separate link (via text ) and that is how you will participate.

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You can now see a map view of the various resources to support children, youth and families available throughout New Mexico. The map includes names and locations of different service providers and more detailed information.


What is PullTogether?

As New Mexicans, we are all responsible for making our state a great place to grow up. We may face challenges, but our strong communities and diverse cultures make it possible to give all children the love, support, and guidance they deserve.

Watch the Video

PullTogether is about enlisting parents, families, community members, and young people in the fight to make sure our children are safe, cared for, and ready to succeed.

If we all work together, we can make New Mexico the best place to be a kid.

Support for Parents

“When I feel myself losing patience with my kids, it really helps to take 5 minutes of alone time to calm down.”

“I plan small breaks for myself throughout the day, like listening to relaxing music or taking a walk outside with my baby. It helps keep stress from building up.” 

“I lose my patience more quickly when I’m worried about things other than my kids, like work or friends. Acknowledging that keeps me from taking it out on them.”

For more advice from parents who have been there before, click here.prevnext


Being a parent is hard. But you don’t have to do it all on your own.

Don’t see what you need? Call PullTogether at 800-691-9067, email us at info@pulltogether.org, contact your local community hub, or see what’s happening in our online community forum.

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PullTogther.Org Resource Page

What is PullTogether?

As New Mexicans, we are all responsible for making our state a great place to grow up. We may face challenges, but our strong communities and diverse cultures make it possible to give all children the love, support, and guidance they deserve.

Community Hotlines

If you need immediate assistance or feel that you or your child is in danger, call 911.

NM Child Abuse / Neglect Hotline#SAFE from cell phone
NM Crisis Line1-855-662-7474
1-855-227-5485 (TTY)
Poison Control1-800-222-1222
NM Adult Protective Services1-866-654-3219
NM Help Line (Agora)1-866-HELP-1-NM
Spanish-Language Suicide Hotline1-800-784-2432
Suicide Text Line741741
24/7 Emergency Line575-758-1125
NM Substance Abuse Helpline1-855-505-4505
Agora Crisis Center505-277-3013
National Hopeline Network1-800-SUICIDE
National Domestic Violence Hotline1-800-799-7233
1-800-942-6908 (Español)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
National Sexual Assault Hotline1-800-656-HOPE
National Child Abuse Hotline1-800-24-ACHILD
National Child Abuse Prevention Line1-800-CHILDREN
National Teen Dating Abuse Help1-866-331-9474
National Runaway Switchboard1-800-637-0701 Ext. 118
Gambling Addiction1-800-522-4700
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