*Please note, IU South Bend is not affiliated with any of the above resources*
Links and Resources
- Information for Those Affected by Suicide
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1800-273-TALK) - National suicide lifeline for those in crisis (via phone or online chat). Additional resources for Veterans, Spanish speaking individuals, and those with hearing or speech impairment.
The JED Foundation - Online emotional health and suicide prevention resources for Students, Parents, Supporters, and Campus Professionals.
American Association of Suicidology - Information for suicide loss survivors (including a support group database); statistics and current information on suicide research.
The Suicide Prevention Center (SPC) of St. Joseph County - Local suicide prevention center including information on area support groups, training programs, and events.
- Sexual Assault and Violence
YWCA of North Central Indiana (Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs) - Provides resources for those affected by domestic violence through the "Healing Pathways Domestic Violence Program" including a 24-hr crisis line (1866-YES-YWCA) and those impacted by sexual assault/violence through the "New Hope Sexual Assault Survivors Program" also with a 24-hr crisis line (574-232-9558).
SOS Line (Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County) - SOS 24-Hr Crisis Line: 574-289-4357(HELP). Services and Resources for those affected by sexual assault/violence and/or domestic violence. Specifically provides information on support groups, medical and legal advocacy, getting involved, and community outreach.
- Alcohol and Drug Use Resources
Alcohol and Addictions Resource Center (AARC) - Local community resource center; provides information on obtaining assessment and treatment of alcohol and other drug addictions.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - Information on AA, how to find local meetings, etc.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) - "The Website for the Fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous": Information on NA, search for a meeting.
Michiana Al-Anon - Information on Al-Anon in the Michiana Area (Group for family members and friends of alcoholics).
YWCA of North Central Indiana (Women's Chemical Dependency Program) - Provides resources for those interested in the Women's Journey Chemical Dependecy Program.
- Tobacco Cessation
Quit Now Indiana - Indiana's Tobacco Quitline including resources for tobacco cessation and the free phone-based Indiana Tobacco Quitline counseling service.
Tobacco Free St. Joseph County - Local resource center providing information on cessation programs, quitting tips, tobacco medications, and more.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Smoking and Tobacco Use - Research, Statistics, Resources, and Facts about smoking and tobacco use.
Smokefree.gov - Provides a guide, tools, information, and tips for quitting and staying quit.
- Mental Health Organizations
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - National and local advocacy organization purposed at raising awareness of and building better lives for those affected by mental illness. Includes information on education programs, support groups, advocacy, and aspects of mental illness.
ULifeline - Mental Health Resources for College Students (A project of the JED Foundation).
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Information on SAMHSA programs, publications, campaigns, and data. In addition, multiple resources on substance use and mental health treatment and prevention.
- Additional Links
United Way 211 - Options for phone, online chat, and/or and online search database for a multitude of local community resources and support services (including: Basic Needs, Consumer Services, Criminal Justice and Legal Services, Education, Environmental Quality, Health Care, Income Support and Employment, Individual and Family Life, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Organizational/Community/International Services, Target Populations)
United Way - Search for your local united way by county, find volunteer opportunities, information on local campaigns.
Hospice Grief Counseling - Information on local individual and group support programs for those experiencing loss.
Michiana GLBT Resource Center - Information on local events, support groups, resources, and education for the Michiana Community.
Kinsey Confidential: Sexual Information from the Kinsey Institute - Sexual Health Information from the Kinsey Institute.