Counseling & Psychological Services

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Suicide & Self-Harm

Have you been thinking about ending your life?
Have you been thinking about hurting yourself?
Are you overwhelmed?

You are not alone. There is help available.

If you or someone you know are in immediate danger of suicide, CALL 9-1-1 immediately.

For more information on helping a friend or family member, click here.

Local 24-Hour Crisis numbers:
Crisis & Suicide Hotline (317) 251-7575
Midtown Mental Health Center (317) 630-8485
Aspire (800) 560-4038

National 24-hour Hotlines :
National Hopeline Network 1-800-422-HOPE (4673)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The Trevor Lifeline (866) 488-7386


Maybe you don’t feel like ending your life, but the emotional pain is so intense and overwhelming you have to do something. It is at this point that some people engage in self-harm or self-injury. Self-injury is any act of deliberately harming your own body without the intent of suicide.

For some, self-harm is a form of self-punishment. For others, it is a way to release intense emotions or to provide a distraction from emotional pain. While the most common form of self-injury is cutting, other forms include burning, hitting, head banging, biting, picking, and poisoning.

While self-harm behaviors by definition are not associated with suicidal intent, self-harm has been found to be a factor in 40-60% of completed suicides. Self-harm may lead to accidental or intentional death.

If you are injuring yourself, even in a minor way, reach out for help. If you are thinking about engaging in self-harm, reach out for help. Self-harm is a symptom of psychological pain – talking to someone can help you find more effective ways to cope.