Addiction and Substance Abuse 

Click here to learn more about substance use disorders. 

Local Resources

Dove Recovery House for Women - A recovery house program for women to help them become self-sufficient and substance-free. 

INSTEP - Working on collaboration and coordination in Indiana to offer support to those with substance use disorders. 

Overdose Lifeline - Focuses on helping individuals with substance use disorder or the disease of addiction. 

Pathway to Recovery - Provides housing to Hoosiers overcoming homelessness, substance abuse, and addiction. 

Smoke-Free Indy - A coalition of community stakeholders working to reduce secondhand smoke, tobacco usage, and prevention.

The Quit Line - Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW in order to talk to a trained 'Quit Coach'. The Quit Line staff are prepared to help users of all tobacco products, not just cigarettes.

Voice Indiana - Statewide youth initiative to live tobacco-free!

Nationwide Resources

American Cancer Society - The ACS Guide to Quitting Smoking has plentiful resources on overcoming tobacco addiction, maintaining cessation, and helping a smoker quit.

Center for Disease Control & Prevention - For the medical side of tobacco cessation, read the CDC's data sheets here.

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

Treating Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults - A resource on how to understand substance use disorder in older adults better. 


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 more 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.

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

Clubhouse Indiana - A resource of clubhouses in Indiana that help people with mental illnesses find friends, job opportunities, educational resources, and more. 

Covering Kids and Families of Indiana - Providing Hoosiers with access to healthcare coverage.

Gut Health and Anxiety - Learn about the interconnectedness between gut health and anxiety.  

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

Indiana University Health - Indiana University Health provides behavioral health services in locations across Indiana. 

Indiana Mental Health & Addictions Ombudsman - A program for Managed Health Services (MHS) members to help those who use the mental health and addictions system throughout Indiana.

Key Consumer Organization - Key Consumer is a self-advocacy group that 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.

Perinatal Mood Disorders Support Group - This Support Group is for mothers experiencing depression or other mood disorders before and/or after having a child. Also often referred to as Post Partum Depression.  To learn more, contact Tracey McInnes at 317-948-7308

Prevail, Inc. - Prevail helps individuals who have experienced crime and/or abuse through crisis interventions and support groups. 

The Arc Master Trust - Financial planning options for families of and people with disabilities.

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. 

Vocational Rehabilitation - Vocational Rehabilitation helps eligible individuals with disabilities to achieve their employment goals. Provided through the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.

Black, Indigenous, People of Color 

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.

La Plaza Indy - La Plaza serves Central Indiana’s Latino community through culturally appropriate services and community events.

The American Indian Center of Indiana - Promotes the empowerment of American Indians/Alaska Natives and Native Hawai'ians in Indiana to achieve personal, social, cultural, and economic growth. 

Minority Health Coalition of Marion County Guide - Download of resource guide containing information on African-American medical practitioners and mental health professionals. 

Nationwide Resources

Black Girls Smile Therapy Scholarship - A scholarship that aims to diminish the financial burden of seeking and attending therapy for African American girls and women. 

Asian Mental Health Collective - Provides mental health resources for the Asian community in hopes of normalizing and destigmatizing mental health. 

Latinx Therapy - Provides a directory of Latinx therapists and other resources for the Latinx community on mental health. 

Native and Indigenous Peoples Resources - A list compiled by Live Another Day of substance abuse and mental health resources for Native and Indigenous Peoples. 

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

Therapy for Black Girls - An online space dedicated to the mental health and wellness of Black women and girls. 

Crisis Help 

Local Resources

Community Health Crisis Line - Call 317-621-5700 (Option #1) for phone screenings or face-to-face evaluations for psychiatric emergencies.  

Crisis Intervention Team - Call 911 for a Crisis Intervention Team during a mental health crisis. 

NAMI Indiana Crisis Planning Booklet - A booklet created by NAMI Indiana on how to prepare for and handle a mental health crisis. 

NAMI Indiana Helpline - Call the Helpline at 1-800-677-6442 to receive resources and help related to mental health. 

Nationwide Resources

Crisis Text Line  - Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor. 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

The Trevor Project - An organization focused on suicide prevention efforts of LQBTQ+ youth. 

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 that are welcoming and supportive of persons and families living with mental illness.

Nationwide Resources

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.

Institute for Muslim Mental Health - The Institue for Muslim Mental Health curates appropriate resources and lists of mental health professionals for Muslims, promotes research to better understand mental health in Muslim communities, and provides training to mental health professionals. 

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

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.

The Blue Dove Foundation - The Blue Dove Foundation raises awareness about mental health and wellness and provides mental health resources for Jewish communities. 

LGBTQ+ Individuals 

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

Local Resources 

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

OutCare Health  - 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.

Nationwide Resources 

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.

LGBT Health Disparities - A comprehensive guide by the National LGBT Health Education Center that includes research and statistics on the health disparities of LGBT individuals.

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

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network - Provide mental health resources for queer and trans people of color. 

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

The Trevor Project - An organization focused on suicide prevention efforts of LQBTQ+ youth. 

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.

Nationwide Resources

E4 Center - Helps health care providers and community organizations for equity in behavioral health for older adults. 

Older Adults and Mental Health - Compilation of valuable material and resources from the National Institute of Health.  


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

Local Resources

ASPIN Veteran's Services - Established to provide support and assistance to service members of all branches & their families - including financial, legal, crisis, and referral services.

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.

Military with PTSD - An organization in Evansville that helps veterans and military families understand each other. 

Nationwide Resources 

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 - 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 and 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 

Advocates for Children - Helps and advocates for children finding permanent homes. 

Believe in You - Online campaignfor Hoosier youth designed to provide relevant tools and resources to youth most at risk for juvenile justice involvement or using alcohol, tobacco and other substances.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana - Provides children with one-on-one mentoring services to foster relationships that help empower youth. 

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

Children's Mental Health Wraparound (CMHW) Program - The Indiana CMHW program is designed to address youth with complex needs and/or who are in danger of out-of-home placement.

Firefly Children and Family Alliance - Provides programs and services to help children and families such as child abuse prevention, home-based services, temporary youth shelter, and recovery services.

Homeless Youth Regional Program - Regional navigators work with the public school system, service providers and community partners to bring vital resources to youth and young adults living with housing insecurity.

Indiana Family to Family - Aims to provide help to families raising youth who require additional health or educational assistance

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.

Kids’ Voice of Indiana - Serve Indiana’s families and children by providing legal education, child advocacy, and family visitation services. 

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

Outreach - Youth and young adults 14 - 24 experiencing homelessness.

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 voices in Indiana to bring positive change to our communities. 

Nationwide Resources 

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

The Jed Foundation - Jed helps promote the emotional health of teens and young adults. 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network - NCTSN works to improve care and services for traumatized children and their families. 

The Youth Mental Health Project - Educates and empowers individuals on youth mental health. 

Future Planning

The Arc Master Trust - Financial planning options for families of and people with disabilities.

INVestABLE Indiana – Manages Indiana’s ABLE Act program. With the INvestABLE Indiana, you can save for qualified disability expenses without losing your eligibility for certain assistance programs, like SSI and Medicaid.

Legal and Criminal Justice 

To learn more about the Indiana Department of Correction’s efforts to improve the 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.

Corizon Correctional Healthcare - Prison health management.

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

Indianapolis Legal Aid Society - Provide legal services for a wide range of legal issues, most frequently in the areas of housing, guardianship, adoption, and family law. Indy Legal Aid provides legal assistance that benefit the most vulnerable members of the Central Indiana community: the elderly and persons with a physical and/or mental disability, children and their caretakers, and low-income individuals who otherwise would not receive legal help.

Indy Bar Legal Line - Local attorneys will provide free legal advice on the 2nd Tuesday of the month by phone from 6 to 8 p.m. (Eastern Time).

PACE - (Public Advocates in Community re-Entry) accepts anyone in Central Indiana with a felony conviction and needs assistance, no matter how long ago that felony occurred.

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.

Recovery Works - Indiana's forensic treatment program designed to provide support services to those without insurance coverage who are involved with the criminal justice system.

Nationwide Resources

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