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***Join us for Michiana Survivor's Day***
Michiana Surivor's Day is for those who have lost a loved one or friend to suicide.  There will be a candelight vigil to remember the 117 people lost to suicide eadh day open to all survivors which will be 2.0 miles long walk to represent the 20 veterans who are part of that loss.
Thursday, September 29th
Buetter Park, Mishawaka, Indiana
6:30-8PM - No Cost


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.

Race to Save Lives -Save the Date!
 The Suicide Prevention Center's Race to Save Lives will be Saturday, November 5th, 9am.  5K / 10K with a 3K walk of hope starting at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. 


  • Mental Health First Aid course will teach a 5-step action plan to help an individual who is experiencing a mental health crisis connect to professional care (offered in partnership with Elkhart County Health Dept and South Bend Samaritan Center) October 19th, from 8am-4:30, $15 for all materials and lunch.  Call Marie at 574-314-5426 for more information.  REGISTER TODAY
  • SOUL SHOP   (Ministering to Suicidal Desperation) is a daylong training specifically designed for

    church leaders, Stephen Ministers, clergy, program staff, lay ministers, office staff, and faith-based therapists who want to learn how to save the life of someone contemplating suicide.  Offered in collaboration with the Suicide Prevention Center, Ryan’s Place and the Elkhart Samaritan Counseling Center on  Oct. 21, 2016  9:00am-4:00pm
    First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Beardsley, Elkhart.  Cost $40. 
    Register by clicking here Soul Shop  or call 574-262-3597 ext. 140.

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