In case of an emergency 

dial 9-1-1   

Access to a local emergency services


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

En Español oprima el dos

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


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

SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:  A digital listing or resources by address or zip code can be found at

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 Veteran's Affairs, Mental Health Suicide Prevention

1540 Trinity Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545

Ph. 574-272-9000, press 3 to talk to a nurse (your PCP)


Department of Veteran's Affairs

Readjustment Counseling Services
South Bend Vet Center
4927 Miami St., South Bend, IN 46614
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 "Suicide Survivor 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  574-314-5426.

Local Outreach to Survivors
The Outreach team will call those recently affected by the sudden death of a loved one to offer comfort and resources.  Call us at 574-314-5426.

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