About ISSP

!IMPORTANT! If you or someone you know has ongoing thoughts of death or suicide, or if a suicide attempt has been made, contact a doctor or go to a hospital emergency room immediately or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) facilitates the Indiana Suicide Prevention Network 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.

Mission: We are a statewide community working to prevent suicide by advancing the conversation, eliminating stigma, and building hope.

Vision:  We will live in a state in which people no longer die by suicide.

We believe:

  • Suicide is a significant but preventable public health issue.
  • Promoting mental wellness throughout a lifetime is the key to preventing suicide.
  • Suicide can affect everyone, and its prevention requires a culturally diverse approach.
  • Talking openly and raising awareness is essential to eliminating the stigma and shame of suicide.
  • Using evidence based and best practices is critical to building everyone’s confidence and competence in suicide prevention.
  • Suicide prevention is everyone’s business, therefore, we support individual, local, community, and statewide efforts.


Indiana State Suicide Prevention Plan