MHAI’s newest subsidiary, the Indiana Affiliation of Recovery Residences.

INARR supports the development and operation of quality alcohol and drug-free residences in a community of recovery for people with substance abuse disorders.

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Hoosier Idol

Save the Date - April 11, 2017 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.
Join MHAI, Brian Bosma, Phil Terry, Roger Harvey, and our panel of Celebrity Judges on April 11, 2017 as members of the Indiana General Assembly showcase their "hidden talents" to compete for the title of Hoosier Idol 2017. Reception begins at 6PM.

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Coloring the Canal Purple

Coloring the Canal Purple

Recovery month was kicked off this year with "Coloring the Canal Purple". Click below to watch the dedication and view the coloring.

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Recovery Ride 2016

Recovery Ride 2016 hosted by Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition and Working Together Works along with sponsors of Indianapolis Southside Harley Davidson & Buell, Indiana Family & Social Services Administration, and Fairbanks. Click below to see photos from this event.

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Youth Move Indiana

Youth MOVE is a youth-led organization devoted to improving services and systems surrounding mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare. Through encouragement, empowerment, and advocacy, Youth MOVE fosters positive growth and development for individuals coping with mental conditions—both moderate and severe.

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Our Mission

The mission of Mental Health America of Indiana is to work for the mental health of all citizens and for victory over mental illness through public education, advocacy and public health reform.

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Recovery Coach Internship

Description: Fairbanks Alcohol and Drug Addiction Center is seeking 5 trained recovery coaches thru the Project PEERS grant to assist in a variety of recovery based activities at their main campus in Castleton with the possibility of other locations. Interns are asked to provide a minimum of 8 hours a week to be considered.

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HIP 2.0

Healthy Indiana Plan

State Launches HIP 2.0 Ad Campaign Aimed at Helping More Hoosiers Take Charge of Their Health. Healthy Indiana Plan starts strong; officials work to build more awareness of new Medicaid reform program

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Project PEERS

What is a Recovery Coach?
Anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery.

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MHAI Legal Services

Mental Health America has a legal service center to work with clients to make sure that they get the representation they need and gain access to services required to protect their rights.

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Why Support MHAI?

Across Indiana, approximately 1 in 4 people have a mental illness during a given year. When you add the number of people with addictions issues, the numbers are astonishing. Unfortunately, stigma concerning mental illness and addictions still exists and result in people not seeking treatment. 
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Live your life well!

Live Your Life Well

Live Your Life Well is a national campaign developed to educate the public about

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Addiction now defined as brain disorder, not a behavior issue

Addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavior problem involving alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex, experts contend in a new definition of addiction, one that is not solely related to problematic substance abuse. Click here to read more.

A Letter from the President


A great deal has changed since the last legislative Session. Indiana's Governor is now the Vice President of the United States of America. Indiana's Lieutenant Governor is now the Governor of the state and Indiana's architect of HIP 2.0 is the CMS Director. There are other changes too within the Executive Branch--and the Legislative Branch as well, as long-time Senate Health Committee Chair Pat Miller has retired.

What has not changed is the opioid epidemic that has ravaged our state and the tremendous need for mental health and addiction treatment for Hoosiers. To that point, MHAI's commitment to mental health and addiction advocacy has not changed and the MHAI Board has approved the Policy Positions included here. MHAI staff will work daily to advocate for legislative change, but we will need your help.

Please call, write, email your legislators and ask them to support MHAI bills. We will keep you posted as to their progress and when you can best provide your support.

Thank you for your commitment and you support for mental health and addiction advocacy!

What Makes MHAI Effective?

MHAI's successes have been possible because of what makes us unique as an organization. Here are some of the keys to our success.

Advocacy Leadership:

MHAI is a strong voice on the state and local levels for policies that expand opportunities for people with mental illness and addiction disorders. We are well positioned to regularly influence legislation and policy discussions that impact mental healthcare and addiction services.

Broad-Based Perspective:

MHAI represents a diverse network of mental health consumers, advocates, individuals in recovery, family members, providers and other stakeholders who embrace our public health perspective. Under this umbrella, we bring multiple communities together to promote the importance of mental health and addiction in all aspects of health and in all stages of life, from birth through old age.

Coalitions and Partnerships:

Building and leading coalitions is a hallmark of MHAI.

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Mental Health America Indiana


Mental Health America of Indiana is a statewide organization created to work for the mental health of all citizens and victory over mental illness. The Mental Health America is how a broad-based group of citizens, consumers, individuals in recovery, families, and professionals working to:

  • Promote the mental health and recovery of all Indiana citizens through educational programs to increase public understanding and acceptance of persons with a mental illness and addictive disorders.
  • Foster the delivery of the most appropriate and effective services to all individuals in need.
  • Initiate reform of mental health and addiction service delivery system through advocacy and public policy.

From our earliest history as a statewide organization, there have been dedicated advocates who understood that in order to change the manner in which mental health and addiction services are provided, the America must become a strong voice within state government.


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Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI), originally chartered in 1916, was one of the first mental heath advocacy organizations in the nation to educate the public in the hope of eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness. More recently, the organization was the first mental health association in the country to include addiction advocacy in its mission, recognizing the importance of co-occurring addictive disorders to mental wellness.  Today, MHAI is the only organization in the state dedicated to all aspects of mental health and addictions--from cradle to old age--working to make mental health and addiction systems of care more accessible.


By:  Leslie Bailey

I should have seen it coming.

The constant exhaustion, the extra glasses of wine, the forgetfulness and restless sleep. At first, it's every few days, but then suddenly, it's falling down the slippery slope until I only want to lie in bed and stare with hot tears burning my eyes at the crack just beyond the ceiling fan blades

I'm one of the millions of Americans who suffer from anxiety and depression. And like many Hoosiers, I'm feeling the winter blues in a major way. I don't usually take the weather into consideration when it comes to my mental 



The Department of Health and Human Services has launched, a new website dedicated to providing information and resources on mental health. The site includes the basics of mental health, signs of common disorders, how to talk about mental health, and how to get help. The site also features a treatment locator widget to assist users in finding mental health services by state or zip code search.  

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IN Mood Rings is an online community developed by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Indiana (DBSAI)



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