The Military Community

The following is a list of rresources for Student Military Members, Veterans, and Student Family Members in the Military/Veteran Community:

UNM Student Health & Counseling (SHAC)

Counseling Services for UNM VMRC (Veteran/Military Resource Center) eligible students (fees may apply): Call SHAC at (505) 277-3136 to discuss and schedule an appointment.

Medical Services (fees may apply): Primary Care, Deployment Health Risk Assessments, Muscle/Skeletal, TBI and PTSD care. Medical services provided by Kara Stiles, Nurse Practitioner and OIF Veteran. To schedule, contact Kara through the SHAC Health Portal.


Afghan Community

SHAC offers medical and mental health support to students of the Afghan community.

  1. If an Afghanistan Citizen has been employed by/on behalf of the US Government, this link advises on how to apply for a special Visa to leave Afghanistan: 

  2. To view the most up-to-date information on the situation in Afghanistan and potential assistance for evacuation:

    U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan (

  3. Non-Profits assisting in relocation:

    LIRS (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service)
    No One Left Behind

UNM Campus Resources

 Project Raptor Research Study

NM Resources


VA Resources


National Organizations


Veterans Crisis Line

If you are a Service member or Veteran in crisis or you’re concerned about one, please contact the Veterans Crisis Line:

  • To call: Dial 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone.
  • To text: Send a text message to 838255 to connect with a VA responder.
  • To chat: Start a confidential online chat session at