Suicide & Self-Harm

Suicide and self-harm

Have you been thinking about ending your life or hurting yourself? Are you feeling overwhelmed? If you or someone you know is in immediate danger of suicide, call 911 immediately.

If there is no immediate risk of suicide, you may want to use one of the 24-hour hotlines below. Then come to CAPS to find ways to stay safe and build the life you want to live.

  • Crisis and Suicide Hotline: 317-251-7575
  • Midtown Mental Health Center: 317-630-8485
  • Aspire: 1-800-560-4038
  • Hopeline Network: 1-800-422-HOPE (4673)
  • National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ youth): 1-866-488-7386
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

Is your emotional pain so intense and overwhelming that you feel like you have to do something to release it? For some, self-harm can be a form of punishment. For others, it’s a way to distract themselves from emotional pain. Self-harm can include cutting, burning, hitting, head banging, biting, picking, and poisoning. If you are injuring yourself or thinking about engaging in self-harm, in even a minor way, reach out for help. We can help you find more effective ways to cope. Additional resources can be found at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.