United Health Services
The Suicide Prevention Center's (SPC) mission is to prevent suicide through education, awareness and support to those affected by a suicide death. Sadly, 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.
And for every suicide death, there are an estimated six suicide loss "survivors" faced with the sudden and unexpected death of a loved one. The SPC provides information and links to local and national resources in addition to offering the following programs:
• Nationally recognized trainings including Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and QPR designed to teach adults life saving skills
• Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention program delivered to area middle and high schools by certified trainers
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 meets once a month at United Health Services. Click on the Programs link for more information.