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Suicide Prevention and Psychiatric Emergency Services

If you or someone you know has attempted suicide and needs immediate medical attention, or a suicide attempt is likely, PLEASE CALL 911 immediately or go to the nearest Emergency Room.

Memorial Epworth Center’s Emergency Services are open and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. If you are experiencing a crisis, please call our Admissions Office at 574.647.8400.

Memorial Epworth Center

420 N. Niles Avenue (Entrance off of Hill Street)

South Bend, IN 46617

Signs that someone is at risk for suicide — Get Help NOW:

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves.
  • Seeking ways to kill themselves (online searches or buying a gun)
  • Talking about feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or being in unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too much or too little.
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

[Source: Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1.800.273.TALK (8255)]

Signs that you or a loved one may need to seek psychiatric services:

  • Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness
  • Anxiety that is impacting your daily functioning
  • Trouble focusing or concentrating
  • Withdrawn from family, friends and loved ones
  • Noticeable change in eating, sleeping or hygiene habits
  • Anger control issues
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Changes in work or school performance


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Dial 988

Veterans Crisis Line

1.800.273.8255 and press 1

Send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year