Suicide Prevention

Indiana Organizations

Indiana State Dept of Health

Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention

2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-5371 (phone) 
(317) 233-8199 (fax)

The Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention disseminates descriptive statistical information to those entities throughout the state with an interest in suicide and injury prevention strategies. The injury-related goals of the Division are to develop a functional surveillance system for all injuries and establish a core injury team for the state.

Indiana State Suicide Prevention Advisory Council

The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) facilitates the Indiana State Suicide Prevention Advisory Council and is charged with developing a state suicide prevention plan.  This council is compromised from both public and private organizations, including membership from other state agencies such as the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Department of Education, in addition to community organizations whose focus is on providing mental health services and suicide prevention efforts.

Teen Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Veterans Crisis Line:  1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

Text Line for Suicide Prevention:  text HELPNOW to 20121

Mental Health America of Indiana

1431 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 638-3501
(317) 638-3540 (fax)

Works for Indiana's mental health and victory over mental illness through education, advocacy, and direct services.

Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis

301 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Phone: 317-251-0005 Fax: 317-254-2800
317-251-7575 24 hour crisis line Or Text CSIS to 839863


National Organizations

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

3615 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-3007|
(202) 966-7300
(202) 966-2891 (fax)

This site provides information to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders affecting children and youth.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007-1098
(847) 434-4000
(847) 434-8000

This organization comprises 55,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medial specialist, and pediatric surgical specialists. Provides information on child health, advocacy, and safety. Includes family-oriented publication, including one on adolescent development and suicide, and an on-line bookstore.

The American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

4201 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 408
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 237-2280
(202) 237-2282 (fax)

Dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. Promotes research, public awareness programs, education and training, and serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

120 Wall Street , 22 nd Floor
New York, NY 10005 (212) 363-3500
(212) 363-6237 (fax)
(888) 333-AFSP (toll free)

Funds research, education and treatment aimed at the prevention of suicide. Maintains a national directory of survivor support groups.

American Psychiatric Association

1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901

American Psychological Association (APA)

750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 336-5500

Provides information on psychology and its applications. Has many informative documents, including the online edition of the APA Monitor, the association newspaper. APA also publishes scholarly journals in all the specialty areas of psychology. PsycINFO is an electronic database of abstracts on more than 1,350 scholarly journals

Center for School Mental Health Assistance

University of Maryland at Baltimore
680 West Lexington St. , 10 Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201-1570
(888) 706-0980
(410) 706-0984 (fax)

Provides leadership and technical assistance to advance effective interdisciplinary school-based mental health programs. The center offers a forum for training, the exchange of ideas, and promotion of coordinated systems of care that provide a full continuum of services to enhance mental health, development and learning in youth.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
Division of Violence Prevention
Mailstop K60
4470 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta, GA 30341-3724
(770) 488-4362
(770) 488-4349 (fax)

NCIPC works closely with other federal agencies, national, state and local agencies; state and local health departments; and research institutions to raise awareness of suicide as a public health problem. It has four priority areas for violence prevention; youth violence, family and intimate violence, suicide, and firearm injuries. It also functions as an information center on suicide, including statistics, researches findings, and research programs.

Children's Safety Network (CSN)

55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02458-1060
(617) 969-7100, ext. 2207
(617) 244-3436 (fax)

This organization assists states, communities, and others to prevent child and adolescent injuries. CSN's provides information, training, and technical assistance to facilitate the development of new injury and violence prevention programs and enhance and support existing efforts.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

121 West 27 th Street #804
New York, NY 10001
(212) 727-0135
(212) 727-0245 (fax)

GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation, by teaching the lesson of respect for all in public, private, and parochial K-12 schools. Founded as a small volunteer group in Boston in 1990, GLSEN led the fight that made Massachusetts the first state to ban discrimination against gay and lesbian students in public school in 1993.

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

P. O. Box 644
Westminister, CO 80036-0644
(303) 429-3530
(303) 426-4496 (fax)

Provides information on suicide, survivors support groups, and task forces and coalitions around the country. Provide seminars and presentation that teach awareness and suicide prevention skills with chapters around the country to provide support and services to prevent suicide.

Mental Help Net

570 Metro Place North
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 764-0143
(614) 764-0362 (fax)

Provides a comprehensive source of outline mental health information, news and resources.

National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association

Chicago, IL 60610-3526
(800) 826-3632
(312) 642-7243 (fax)

Seeks to educate patients, families, professionals, and the public on the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.

National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH)

NIMH Public Inquiries
5600 Fishers Lane , Room 7C-02, MSC 8030
Bethesda, MD 20892-8030

Provides funds for research and suicide information; stimulates and monitors extramural research on suicide, keeps abreast of developments in suicidology and public policy issues related to suicide surveillance, prevention and treatment, and disseminates science-based information on suicidology.

Office of the Surgeon General

Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 205-1463 (fax)

The Surgeon General's Office has issued The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Suicide and accompanying fact sheets. Additional information on the Healthy People 2000 and 2010 Objectives are available from the Office and through the website.


PO Box 24507
Minneapolis, MN 55425-0507
(612) 946-7998

SA / VE is dedicated to education about brain disease that, if untreated medically and psychologically, can result in suicide death, to make statements through participation in the Annual Awareness Day and letter writing, to honor the memory of people who died by suicide and to eliminate the stigma of suicide.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Fisher's Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-4795
301) 443-0284 (fax)

SAMHSA is a Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

Suicide Information & Education Center (SIEC)

201-1615 10 TH Ave. SE
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA T3C 0J7
(403) 245-3900
(403) 245-0299 (fax)

SIEC is the largest English-language suicide information resource center and library in the world. It holds more than 26,000 print and audiovisual material on all aspects of suicide behaviors. It provides information useful for developing successful suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention programs.

Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network (SPAN)

5034 Odin's Way
Marietta, GA 30068
(888) 649-1366
770) 642-1419 (fax)

SPAN, a nonprofit organization is dedicated to the creation of a national suicide prevention strategy. SPAN links the energy of those bereaved by suicide with the expertise of leaders in science, business, government, and public service to achieve the goal of significantly reducing the national rate of suicide by the year 2010.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

43 Foundry Avenue

Waltham, MA 02453-8313

877-GET-SPRC (438-7772)


SPRC is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. SPRC also promotes collaboration among a variety of organizations that play a role in developing the field of suicide prevention.

Survivors of Suicide Support Groups

Survivors of Suicide Support Groups were established to help friends and family members who have survived the suicide of a loved to cope with the grief and bewilderment of the issue. The Support Groups also advocate for education and prevention of suicide.


A Parent's Guide to Suicide Prevention by Community from Accredited Schools Online

The guide discusses critical warning signs of suicidal thoughts and potential acts, offers techniques on how to talk to your teen, and includes common myths and misperceptions that could steer parents in the wrong direction. Parents can also find a list of professional resources, information specific to LGBTQ teens, and expert insight from mental health advocate and suicide survivor, T-Kea Blackman.


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