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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 44,000 people die by suicide each year with an estimated 1 million attempts.  It's the second 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), QPRT Suicide Risk Detection, Risk Assessment and Risk Management, 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.
A Special Thank You to Our Community Contributors to Paint the Town Yellow 2018

Thank you to those who participated in Paint the Town Yellow 2018, a week-long event to raise funds for, and awareness of, teen suicide prevention:
  • Philly Pretzel Factory
  • Penn High School
  • University of Notre Dame
  • St. Joseph High School
  • Beyond Zen Studio
We deeply appreciate your awesome contribution, which enables us to present the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program to teens at local schools and organizations. The week included Yellow Zen (a day of yoga for the cause) at Beyond Zen Studio, Walk for More Tomorrows presented by Howard Hall at the University of Notre Dame, pretzels from Philly Pretzel Factory and awareness at St. Joseph High School and week-long activities put on by Penn High students called Spread Penn Love and Share Happiness Week (SPLASH).

Are you a school or business that wants to participate in the 2019 Paint the Town Yellow event? Contact us and we will welcome you on board. Your participation can save a life!


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


The Suicide Prevention Center does not provide direct services.

Upcoming Events


Candlelight Vigil: September 25, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for a beautiful vigil to honor and remember those we love and have lost to suicide. At Sacred Waters, 16990 Douglas Road, Mishawaka, IN. No cost.

Race to Save Lives: November 3, 2018!
Click here for more information!

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), November 14 & 15

An evidence-based 2-day intensive and interactive workshop designed to build suicide intervention skills using a structured model to de-escalate a suicidal situation and build skills in safety planning.
Special Price to Comply with House Bill 1430 
$10 for both days, including materials and lunch (a $165 value)

CEUs available.
Registration to open soon.

South Bend Tribune did an article on Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
Read it here.


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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