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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 


  • 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 Events

Question, Persuade Refer Training
A two hour training for those working with the public needing basic skills to prevent suicide. 
April 12th, 11am-1pm, South Bend, Indiana
Find out more and register today. 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
May 4th and 5th in Elkhart, Indiana
Find out more and register today.

Paint the Town Yellow
Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 18, 2017!
Seitz Park, South Bend, IN
More information coming soon. 
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