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The Suicide Prevention Center's (SPC) mission is to prevent suicide through education, training and community wide awareness.  In the U.S. over 40,000 people die by suicide each year with an estimated 1 million attempts.  It's a leading cause of death for youth aged 15-24 in Indiana, and the 10th leading cause of death overall in the U.S. 

The Suicide Prevention Center provides: 

 

Training Programs

  • General suicide prevention presentations tailored to the audience with relevant and current information 
  • Nationally recognized trainings including Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
  • Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program presented to area students 
     

Programs

  • After Suicide Support Group for those who are coping with the loss of someone to suicide
  • Local Outreach to Survivors of a Suicide Loss, please call 574-400-9111 or 574-314-5426.
    

 

If you are in crisis, call the National Lifeline 24/7.  

 

The Suicide Prevention Center does not provide direct services.



UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
 

  • Mental Health First Aid (offered in partnership with Elkhart County Health Dept and South Bend Samaritan Center) Oct 19  Call Marie at 574-314-5426 for more information.
  • Soul Shop (offered in partnership with Elkhart Samaritan Counseling Center and First Presbyterian Church) Oct 20 and/or Oct 21  Information  Brochure 

STORIES of HOPE

Click here to read Laura's Story
 
Click here to read Jamie's Story

Click here to read Kevin & Julia's Story



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