Suicide

Suicide

Immediate Resources

No one should have to feel completely alone when facing a crisis. These 24-hour hotlines/text options are for people who are in crisis or contemplating suicide. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, are concerned about a loved one, need referrals, or just want someone to listen, these resources are available 24 hours a day to provide support for any problem you may be facing. Call or text now to speak with someone.

  • Indiana Crisis Hotline - (317) 251-7575

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline - (800) 273-8255

  • Text HELPNOW to 201121

  • Text SAFE2TALK to 85511

Helpful Articles

Suicide Doesn't Affect Just You

Posted on September 19, 2018

One person dies by suicide every 13.7 minutes in the United States, according to the American Suicide Prevention Foundation. With World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept....

Choosing Grace

Posted on April 26, 2018

Has the Parable of the Lost Son unveiled a fork in the road of your spiritual journey? Read how Michelle recognized a path from disgrace to grace, and took it.

How Do You Know When You're Being Tested?

Posted on February 16, 2018

Michelle explains how she’s not convinced that the circumstances are the test. She believes that the test is this: Do you gain faith, or do you lose faith?

RightNow Media Recommendations

What to do When You Feel Lonely & Rejected

Doug Fields shares heartfelt advice for anyone who feels lonely and rejected enough to end their life. Doug Fields has been a pastor to teenagers and ministry leader for over 30 years and currently works with Youth Specialties. Watch now.

Handling Best Friend's Suicide

In this dramatic, real-life story, Tyler shares the pain he experienced when his best friend Ashley committed suicide. He questioned God after it all happened and prayed that he wouldn't have a grudge against God. Watch now.

How Do I Help Someone with Suicidal Thoughts?

How do you help someone with suicidal thoughts? Dr. Mike Emlet, M. Div., M.D., and CCEF counselor and faculty member provides some practical and encouraging tips.  Watch now.

Thoughts of Suicide

Nick’s marijuana use and thoughts of suicide come shortly after his grandfather’s death. Watch now.

Resource Apps

A Friend Asks

“A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone; you could help save a life! This app includes warning signs of suicidal ideation, how to help a friend, how to get help now, what to do/not to do, and more.
Get on iPhone         Get on Android

Suicide Safer home

The Suicide Safer Home app offers practical tips for concerned parents and adult family caregivers for keeping families suicide safer. Health professionals, mental health professionals, and first responders can use this app for its educational materials and reference information. You cannot remove all risk from your home, but you can make it suicide safer by securing access to lethal means of death by suicide.
Get on iPhone         Get on Android

Lifebuoy

Lifebuoy is an interactive, self-help promoting app designed to assist suicide survivors as they normalize their lives after a recent attempt. Lifebuoy intends to achieve its purpose by helping users by giving easy access to seeking help, express/monitor daily mood to detect warning signs and provide action steps, setting reminders to enhance compliance to treatment/follow-up visits, finding nearby events/tools to avoid social isolation.
Get on iPhone          

Counselor Referrals

  • Laura Benslay – (317) 755-7442