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Suicide Prevention

The Suicide Prevention Center (SPC) of St. Joseph County focuses on the prevention of suicide through education, awareness events and services to survivors.  Our programs include:


Community Awareness and Education

• General suicide prevention informational presentations tailored to the audience to increase awareness of this public health crisis

• Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - offered once a year
• QPR - Teaches three life saving skills
• CALM - a 45 minute workshop to increase the number of mental health and primary care professionals who can counsel those at risk for suicide
• Yellow Ribbon Youth Suicide Prevention program in area middle and high schools


Support Services for Survivors

• After Suicide Support Group -  Next meeting is Tuesday, April 29

Grieving a suicide loss? You are not alone. The After Suicide Support Group is a place to connect and share with others who are coping with the sudden loss of a loved one. The group is open, informal and non-pressurized. The idea of this meeting is to allow people who are dealing with a loss to meet others in a relaxed, friendly, non-judgemental atmosphere. The group generally meets once a month. Click on the Programs link for more information. 

Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors
The local outreach team is available to meet with survivors in the days and weeks following the death of a loved one to suicide. Two volunteers who have been trained in postvention can meet with family members, friends, or co-workers to provide a supportive environment. We also have information on local resources to help start the healing process.  Call 400-9111 or 247-6047 ext. 120 for more information. 

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