Important: If you are in a crisis:

Call the Suicide Prevention LIFELINE 24/7 1-800-273-8255
Call 911 for an emergency. Call 211 for community resources

Please note: The Elkhart Suicide Prevention Coalition does not provide direct services.



  • There is a suicide attempt every 10.9 minutes and is the 10th leading cause of death.


  • On average, 1 person died by suicide every 8 hours or there were 1079 Deaths by Suicide (2018).
  • Suicide in the 11th leading cause of death for all, 2nd for ages 10-34, 4th for ages 25-44, 5th for ages 45-54, 8th for ages 55-64, and 18th for ages 65+ (2018).
  • Indiana ranks 24th in comparison with other states (CDC-2018).
  • There were 57 youth (age 19 or less) suicide deaths and 1 in 5 youth seriously considered suicide in the last year (IYI 2016). 115 Indiana Veterans died by suicide (VA-2017).

Elkhart County

  • There were 29 suicides in Elkhart County in 2019. Deaths by suicide can be prevented with awareness and training.


The ECSPC meetings will be held at the Lincoln Center, Elkhart County Health Department on Oakland Ave. Meetings will begin at 8:30 am. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, please contact Barb Welty at 574-523-2119. Our Schedule can also be viewed by clicking the button below.


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Death by suicide impacts us all. Click here to learn about more of the issues, helping in a crisis, learning more about mental health first aid or share a story.