United Health Services

Screening - Education - Advocacy



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  https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

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