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iBeach Event Weekend

iBeach31 Volleyball Tournament to benefit MHAI. Come out Friday thru Sunday.

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Removing the Mask Gala

Please join us on October 25, 2018, for the Annual “Removing the Mask” Gala event.  All proceeds benefit Mental Health America of Indiana, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

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For more than 100 years, Mental Health America of Indiana has been the state's leading organization for

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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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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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System of Care Implement Survey (SOCIS) questionnaire

To monitor progress in Indiana's developing system of care (SOC) that supports access to effective behavioral and mental health services for children and their families, a self-assessment of state- and local-level SOCs will be conducted across Indiana. The survey will occur March 15 through the end of April of 2018 using the System of Care Implement Survey (SOCIS) questionnaire.

You are invited to complete a survey to describe local system of care initiatives that support access to behavioral health services for children and youth in your community. The survey is anonymous, and all responses are confidential.

The results will be used to inform plans, policies, and activities to improve services and outcomes for children, youth, and families.

Completing the System of Care Implementation Survey (SOCIS) will take about 30 minutes.

Please Click here to complete the survey online

To print the tool out to complete it by hand, click here.

A Letter from the President

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. This month, LookUp, along with many other organizations and individuals, is raising awareness by fighting stigma, providing support, education, and advocacy for mental health. Each week, we'll share mental health insights from various community sectors.

Since 1949, Mental Health Month has been observed in the United States. It is estimated that 1 out of 5 youth and adults experience mental illness. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents and an estimated 18-22 veterans die by suicide each day. More than 22 million people in the U.S. need treatment for alcohol or other drug abuse. Though we have made considerable progress since the days of people being imprisoned in an institution, with physical shackles and chains, people with mental illness and addictive disorders feel the weight of those chains through the ignorance and stigma that still exists today.

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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

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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.

 

Removing the Mask Gala

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The Third House, LLC

The Third House, a full service government affairs firm, represents Mental Health America of Indiana at the Indiana General Assembly where Stephen C. McCaffrey serves as Principal.

The Third House specializes in health policy, assisting patients, providers, professionals, not-for-profits and pharmaceutical companies to collaborate with other stakeholders to improve access to healthcare in public health and criminal justice settings. The Third House attempts to collectively mobilize The Third House clients to ensure that all patients have access to appropriate treatment options in a manner that is patient-focused and transparent.

The Third House provides services to MHAI that include legislative and regulatory monitoring, issue management, research, and legislative and administrative lobbying.  All The Third House clients receiving lobbying services are registered with the Indiana Lobby Registration Commission at: https://www.in.gov/ilrc/.

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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.

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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 

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MentalHealth-Gov

The Department of Health and Human Services has launched MentalHealth.gov, 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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