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Here for Life!
Suicide Prevention Services of America (SPS) is dedicated to reducing and eliminating suicide and suicide attempts through education, advocacy, and collaboration. Our programs and services are advancing the cause for suicide prevention.
Here for you 24/7
Caring volunteers and professionals are here to talk with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Crisis Help Line
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Survivors of Suicide
The Survivors of Suicide (SOS) group meets the third Monday of every month at Advent Christian Church in Aurora, Illinois. Click here for more information.
Attempters Support Group
Confidential, Educational, Self-Help Group
The Attempters of Suicide Support Group meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Suicide Prevention Services of America headquarters at Stone Manor in Batavia, Illinois. Click here for more information.
Depression and Suicide Hotline Services
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
ASIST is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s (1-800-273-TALK) standard for suicide intervention training, developed by Livingworks.
Because untreated depression is a major contributor to suicide, SPS offers free depression screening year round to anyone concerned or in need. Children from age 6 and above can be screened. This has often been the first step in the process. Many of our clients have related to us how being able to walk through the door, have the screening done, and get help was the first step in a successful journey out of depression.
Our passionate and caring paraprofessionals staffing the Depression Hotline (630.482.9696) are trained to counsel callers with personal problems, such as anxiety, alcohol, family, school, and sexuality, and are prepared to work with the lonely, the depressed, and the suicidal. Click here to learn more about the SPS Hotline, volunteers and volunteer opportunities, or email Holly Cherry for more information.
Information and Referrals
Our operators provide information about the availability of social services of a health or mental health nature in Kane County, Illinois and through the National Crisis Help Line (1-800-SUICIDE).
Emergency Services and Counseling
Operators are trained to help people through emergencies such as attempted suicide, drug overdose, and psychotic episodes.
SPS Care Calls
Volunteer operators call or visit shut-ins daily or on specific pre-arranged days to check on their well-being. Buddy Calls are provided free of charge on either a temporary or long-term basis.
Find Out More
Suicide Prevention Services of America is introducing new programs and services on an ongoing basis to meet the needs of our communities and to advance the cause for suicide prevention. Contact us to learn more.