New Mexico - HE K-12 curriculum—suicide prevention (MS): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses suicide prevention.

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.6.9 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EDUCATION, Grades 5-8:

B. Content standard 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services. Students will:

  • (6) grades 5-8 benchmark 6: describe situations requiring professional health services;
    • (b) grades 7-8 performance standards:
      • (i) analyze risk behaviors in situations that may lead to negative physical, social or emotional health consequences (i.e., abuse, bullying, sexual assault, mental health, depression, suicide, domestic violence, STI/HIV and other risky behavior, etc.);
      • (ii) role play and discuss situations related to a health crisis and formulate solutions to intervene or prevent the crisis (i.e., a friend tells you he is thinking about suicide; a friend tells you she may be pregnant, etc.);
      • (iii) recognize and identify professional health services in the community.
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