Crisis Center


Life can sometimes seem overwhelming. If you're not sure where to turn, we're here for you. We help people through rough times in their lives. If something's important to you, it's important to us. We're here to listen.

We provide crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and referral, 24/7.

Everyone has the right to be listened to without judgment or criticism. You can talk and know we listen with respect and confidentiality. We believe everyone has the capacity to resolve their own problems with support.

You can now connect to one of our Crisis Intervention Specialist by texting SAFE2TALK to 765-742-0244.


Crisis Center Numbers

Crisis Line - Call or Text: 765-742-0244
Toll-free Crisis Line:  877-419-1632


Crisis Center Volunteering

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Training

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Crisis Intervention Specialist (CIS) please submit the volunteer application online or bring a copy to MHA at 914 South Street, Lafayette.


Upcoming Crisis Intervention Specialist Training

Summer 2019 Training *:

Session 1 | Thursday, May 30 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Part 1
Session 2 | Friday, May 31 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Part 2
Session 3 | Tuesday, June 4 |5:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Empathy & Values
Session 4 | Thursday, June 6 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Problems & Options  
Session 5 | Monday, June 10 | 5:00 pm -10:00 pm - Assertiveness & Emergency
Session 6 | Thursday, June 13 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Cultural Competency, New CIS Orientation & Graduation
A graduation ceremony and reception will be held immediately following the New CIS Orientation at 12:00 noon at MHA.  *attendance at all Summer sessions is required

Fall 2019 Training *:
Session 1 | Thursday, September 5 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Part 1
Session 2 | Friday, September 6 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Part 2
Session 3 | Tuesday, September 10 |5:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Empathy & Values
Session 4 | Thursday, September 12 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Problems & Options  
Session 5 | Monday, September 16 | 5:00 pm -10:00 pm - Assertiveness & Emergency
Session 6 | Tuesday, September 17 | 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Cultural Competency, New CIS Orientation & Graduation
A graduation ceremony and reception will be held immediately following the New CIS Orientation at 5:00 pm at MHA.  *attendance at all Fall sessions is required



We're available to help in whatever language is best for you. 

Call 765-742-0244.

Estamos disponibles para ayudar en cualquier idioma que es mejor para usted.

Llame al 765-742-0244. 

You can also reach us by calling toll free:

877-419-1632.




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