Student Health

Northern's EXITO Counseling Office provides a safe, supportive place for students to speak with a counselor about mental health issues such as stress, parenting, relationships, family problems, domestic violence, gender issues, and substance abuse. Referrals to psychiatrists or inpatient treatment are available. Services are free to students and all information is kept confidential.

Phone: 505 747-2256, Email:
Office: VE 203-A, second floor, Seldon Martinez Building, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm.
Individual counseling sessions: available by appointment or on a walk-in basis.
Check out our ongoing Support Groups for meeting times.

Crisis Lines

NEW! Toll Free Statewide New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL):
1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474)

For emergency psychiatric help, call:
National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255
Local PMS Crisis Line: 505-820-6333

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Training: For Faculty, Staff, and Students
"Question, Persuade, and Refer" (QPR) Training

Regional Health Services
Additional Student Health Insurance Information

Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386
Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860

For Faculty: Make a Referral for Counseling OR Schedule a Classroom Counseling Presentation
  • Help your students succeed in college and throughout their lives. Fill out this form to Schedule an educational Outreach Counseling Presentation (OCP) for your classroom.
  • Counseling Referral Form
Student Support Groups
Mark your Calendars
  • February: National Black History Month
  • March: National Women’s History Month  + “Title IX Month”
  • April : ASNNMC (Student Senate) events
  • May: National Mental Health Month
  • September: IndoHispano History Month
  • October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • November: National Native American Heritage Month

Ana Gutierrez Sisneros
Mental Health Counselor
ADN and RN to BSN Adjunct Faculty
Health Disparities at the Border Area Nursing PhD student, NMSU

(505) 747-2256

Ms. Gutierrez Sisneros is an advanced practice adult psychiatric and mental health clinical nurse specialist, as well as mental health therapist and counselor. Her 28 years of nursing experience have been in rural Rio Arriba County, and she considers rural nursing practice to be her true nursing clinical specialty. She also holds a master’s degree in Latin American studies with a focus on improvement of Indo-Hispano health status through use of both western and traditional lifeways.