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Suicide Prevention

Actions are motivated by compassion in providing solutions and services for individuals to rise above personal crisis and trauma. Suicide is  If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, anxiety and/or is experiencing suicidal thoughts we can help.

To obtain a FREE Mental Health Screening appointment, please contact 866-306-2647 or CLICK HERE to complete an appointment request online.

Suicide Warning Signs

Individual, relationship, community, and societal factors may influence the risk of suicide. Everyone can help prevent suicide by knowing the warning signs:

  • Feeling like a burden
  • Being isolated
  • Increased anxiety
  • Feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Increased substance use
  • Looking for a way to access lethal means
  • Increased anger or rage
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Expressing hopelessness
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Talking or posting about wanting to die
  • Making plans for suicide

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and particularly alarming in Indiana. Every eight hours a Hoosier dies from suicide and two times as many people die annually from suicide in Indiana than by homicide.

If you need emergency intervention call 800-333-2647

Training

Meridian also provides Zero Suicide Initiative training, Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) to healthcare professionals, teachers and those in education as well as local organizations throughout Indiana communities in an attempt to help identify people who may be struggling mentally with depression or suicidal thoughts and connect them with the help they need to save their life. For more information on Zero Suicide Initiative training please contact info@meridianhs.org


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