Resources


Adults

NAMI Indiana publishes a booklet on Preparing for and Responding to a Mental Health Crisis. Read up here.

NAMI Indiana offers support groups throughout Indiana.

To read about how to help a friend experiencing mental illness, click here.

For information on how the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP 2.0) affects you, click here.


Local Resources

AccessABILITY - A Center for Independent Living committed to serving people with disabilities who live in Central Indiana.

ACLU of Indiana- The American Civil Liberties Union works in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve individual rights.

Adult Protective Services - APS is a state program which handles allegations of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of disabled adults.

Arc of Indiana - Financial planning options for families of and people with disabilities

Clubhouse Indiana - Clubhouses are a powerful demonstration of the fact that people with mental illness can and do live healthy, productive lives.

Indiana Disability Rights - IDR (formerly IPAS) is a state agency which advocates for individuals with a disability when a right or discrimination has occurred due to their disability.

IU Psychotic Disorders Program - Find local information on research and treatment for schizophrenia.

Indiana Mental Health & Addictions Ombudsman - A state program to help those who use the mental health and addictions system throughout Indiana.

Key Consumer Organization - Key Consumer is a self-advocacy group which strives to empower and strengthen consumers who use Indiana’s mental health services.

Sibling Support Project - Dedicated to the concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns.

Single Mothers Grants - Compiles grants available for financial assistance for single mothers.

Trusted Mentors - Uses the power of mentoring to help adults establish stable lives by reducing the chaos brought about by poverty, homelessness, underemployment, and incarceration.



African Americans


Local Resources

Indiana Minority Health Coalition - IMHC exists to eliminate health disparities through research, education, advocacy, and access to health care services for minority populations.

Young Men, Inc. Youth Ministry - YMI is designed to empower African-American males ages 9-16, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.


Other Helpful Links

Black Mental Health Alliance

National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide - NOPCAS was formed “to stop the tragic epidemic of suicide in minority communities”.

Indiana Association of Black Psychologists - The Association of Black Psychologists sees its mission and destiny as the liberation of the African Mind, empowerment of the African Character, and enlivenment and illumination of the African Spirit.


Faith Communities


NAMI FaithNet is an interfaith resource network of NAMI members, friends, clergy and congregations of all faith traditions who wish to encourage faith communities who are welcoming and supportive of persons and families living with mental illness.


Other Helpful Links

Congregational Accessibility Network - CAN promotes the inclusion of persons with disabilities in faith communities.

Conversations on Religion and Mental Illness - YouTube series on Religion and Mental Illness hosted by Dr. Nancy Kehoe.

Council on Mental Illness of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability - Contains information, perspectives, and tools to assist in the ministry with people with mental illness.

Interfaith Dialogue on Suicide Prevention - A 2008 federal report convened to further the progress of faith communities preventing suicide.

Interfaith Network on Mental Illness - Aims to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness.

Jewish Community Mental Health - JAMI is committed to supporting people to fulfill their individual potential, maximize their self-esteem and progress along their own unique path towards recovery.

Mental Health 4 Muslims - MH4M aims to bring light to important mental health issues as they relate to the Muslim community.

Mental Illness Ministries - Educates parishes on the spiritual and supportive needs of persons with serious mental illnesses.

Pathways to Promise - Provides training and resources for faith groups who want to become more supportive communities for people with mental illnesses and their families.



Legal & Criminal Justice

To learn more about the Indiana Department of Correction’s efforts to improve quality of care for offenders with mental health needs, click here.

To learn more about NAMI Indiana's involvement with the criminal justice system, read more here.

To learn more about mental illness in the Central Indiana criminal justice system, click here.

To learn more about the nationwide jailing of those with mental illness, click here.


Local Resources

ACLU of Indiana - The American Civil Liberties Union works in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve individual rights.

Aftercare for the Incarcerated Mentoring (AIM) - Program created in response to the need for youth involved in the juvenile and foster care systems to have stable, caring adults in their lives.

Corizon Correctional Healthcare - Prison health management to bring quality inmate patient care.

Indiana Legal Services - Provides free legal assistance in civil cases.

Reach for Youth - Home to a nationally recognized Teen court program that brings juvenile offenders and trained youth volunteers together to provide a second chance to youthful offenders.

Trusted Mentors - Uses the power of mentoring to help adults establish stable lives by reducing the chaos brought about by poverty, homelessness, underemployment, and incarceration.


Other Helpful Links

The Stepping Up Initiative - A national effort to divert people with mental illness from jails and into treatment.



LGBTQ+ Individuals

To learn more about NAMI Indiana's position on LGBTQ+ mental wellness, click here.


To learn briefly how LGBTQ populations are uniquely affected by mental illness, click here.

To find out what the Affordable Care Act means for LGBTQ Americans, click here.


Local Resources

GenderNexus - Empowers people in Indiana who are gender diverse by connecting them with supportive services.

Indiana Transgender Network - Information and resources for trans and gender-diverse Indiana residents.

Indiana Youth Group - IYG creates safe spaces, provides wellness programming, and educates LGBTQ youth and the community.

Michiana GLBT Resource Center - Offers support groups for GLBT adults and youth in the Michiana area.


Other Helpful Links

College Guide - Looking for a supportive college environment? Use this guide.

GLBT National Help Center - Serves LGBTQ people by providing free and confidential peer support.

LGBTQ+ and Addiction - DrugRehab.com provides online information and support to people fighting substance abuse and addiction.

National LGBTQ Task Force - The country's oldest national LGBTQ advocacy group.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging - Improves the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.


Older Adults

For an overview of older adults and mental health, click here.

To read about ways to help seniors avoid social isolation, click here.


Local Resources

Aging & Disability Resource Center - You can also call North Central Indiana’s ADRC at 574-737-2100 or 1-800-654-9421 (extension 520).

CICOA  Aging & In-Home Solutions - CICOA provides information, advocacy, and support services for older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers in Central Indiana.

Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging - IAAAA provides leadership and advocacy for Indiana's evolving home and community-based services network.

Indiana Mental Health and Aging Coalition - Seeks to enhance the mental health of older adults in Indiana through public education, training, and advocacy


Other Helpful Links

Seniors and Addiction - DrugRehab.com provides online information and support to people fighting substance abuse and addiction.



Veterans

For more information on how to help veterans & active duty service members who may be struggling with a mental illness, click here.


Local Resources

Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation - Provides assistance to homeless and near homeless veterans by providing shelter, food, clothing and many other needed services.

Indiana County Veteran Service Officers - Officers are a local point of contact to assist with all veterans issues, including families' care.

Indiana Family Assistance Centers - Established to provide support and assistance to service members of all branches & their families - including financial, legal, crisis, and referral services.


Other Helpful Links

After Deployment - Wellness resources for the military community.

In Transition - InTransition is a free, voluntary program with coaches who provide psychological health care support to servicemembers, veterans and their health care providers during times of transition.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans - A resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and agencies.

Real Warriors - The Real Warriors Campaign is focused on combating discrimination associated with seeking care and treatment for psychological health concerns.

SAMHSA Veterans & Military Families - SAMHSA leads efforts to ensure that American service men and women and their families can access behavioral health treatment and services.

Veterans and Addiction - DrugRehab.com provides online information and support to people fighting substance abuse and addiction.

Veterans Crisis Line - Veterans and their families & friends can connect with responders through a confidential online chat, by texting 838255 or calling 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.




Youth & Children

Did you know that half of mental illnesses begin by age 14? To learn more facts about the mental health of children & teens, click here.

To read about how to help a friend experiencing mental illness, click here.


Local Resources

About Special Kids - ASK is a parent-led organization helping children with special needs live better lives

AIM Mentoring - Program created in response to the need for youth involved in the juvenile and foster care systems to have stable, caring adults in their lives.

Children’s Bureau - Offers emergency, temporary shelter for endangered children, runaway and homeless youth in Central Indiana.

Children’s Mental Health Initiative - Help for families who don’t qualify for Medicaid or whose health insurance isn’t enough.

INSource - Providing Indiana families and service providers the information & training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children & young adults with disabilities.

MCCOY - The Marion County Commission on Youth champions the positive development of youth through leadership on key issues.

Reach for Youth - Home to a nationally recognized Teen court program that brings juvenile offenders and trained youth volunteers together to provide a second chance to youthful offenders.

Stopover, Inc. - Providing shelter & housing to homeless youth.

Youth MOVE - A youth-led advocacy group whose mission is to unite youth voice in Indiana to bring positive change to our communities.


Other Helpful Links

OK2TALK - An online community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems who want to share their experiences.

ReachOut - ReachOut will meet you where you are to deliver peer support and mental illness information in a safe and supportive online space.

Strength of Us - An online community designed to inspire young adults impacted by mental health issues to think positive, stay strong and achieve their goals through peer support and resource sharing.
Teens and Addiction - DrugRehab.com provides online information and support to people fighting substance abuse and addiction.
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