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National and Local Crisis Information


9-1-1   Access to a local emergency services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

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1-800-273-TALK (8255)  then press 1

Text:  838255
Veterans Online Chat Service

For Hearing & Speech Impaired with TTY Equipment:
1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

Lifeline Crisis Chat --- 2pm–2am (Est)
Trevor Lifeline – for LGBTQ young people in crisis
Memorial Epworth Center
Inpatient stabilization for adolescents (13 & up) and adults in crisis
420 North Niles Avenue, South Bend, 46617   Ph.  574-647-8400
•  24 hour care and assessment
•  Fees determined on individual basis and insurance

Saint Joseph Health System Mishawaka Medical Center ER
5215 Holy Cross Parkway, Mishawaka, 46545  •  Ph.  574-335-1110
Memorial Hospital ER
615 North Michigan St., South Bend, 46601  •  Ph.  574-647-1000

SOS Crisis Line (Local)
Advocacy & crisis intervention for victims of sexual assault, rape and domestic violence.
574-289-HELP (4357)

Mental Health Resources

Counselors and Therapists
Local mental health providers with experience helping individuals who are dealing with suicidal thoughts or a mental illness.  
Click here for a list of therapists & counselors

Oaklawn Community Mental Health
Outpatient Counseling/Inpatient Care 
South Bend:  574-283-1234
Elkhart:  574-533-1234
Toll free:  1-800-282-0809

Memorial Medical Group Behavioral Health
Outpatient services - South Bend area
Ph.   574-647-8470

National Alliance on Mental Illness  (NAMI)
Local support, education, and advocacy for people with mental illness and their families.  Ph.  574-259-3564

Department of Veterns Affairs
Readjustment Counseling Services
South Bend Vet Center
4927 Miami St., South Bend, IN 46614
Danielle Green-Byrd, LCPC   Ph. 574-231-8480

Free Local Resource Guide for Suicide Loss survivors   

If you or someone you know is struggling with the sudden death of a loved one, help is available. Download a copy of our Resource Guide with links to local resources.      


Suicide Bereavement Support

The "After Suicide Support Group" meets once a month at United Health Services bringing together those who have lost a family member or friend to suicide. Last Tuesday of the month. Call for times and details  574-247-6047 ext. 120

Local Outreach to Survivors
The Outreach team is ready to meet with those recently affected by the sudden death of a loved one.  The Outreach team will come to your home and meet with family members.  Call us at 574-247-6047 ext. 120 or after hours at 574-400-9111.

Center for Hospice Care 
Offers a variety of free bereavement programs to educate and support following the loss of someone through death. 
Phone: 574-255-1064

Need someone to talk to now?  Call the National Lifeline

24 / 7, 365 days a year - Someone is waiting to listen.


Youth Suicide 

Youth Suicide: Facts for Parents

Youth Suicidal Behavior Fact Sheet

Suicide and Bullying

LGBT Youth Fact Sheet

Firearm Fact Sheet 2014

Self Injury & Youth: What you need to know

For Teens:  Signs of Depression

When Teens Talk of Suicide article


Warning Signs & Risk Factors

Common warning signs

Attempt Survivor Link

"Now what do I do" booklet

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