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Mental Health America – Wabash Valley Region

“Without mental health there can be no true physical health.”

— Dr. Brock Crisholm, the first Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)

Join us in shining a light on mental health and helping to transform care by participating, volunteering, donating, advocating, attending an event and staying informed.

State of Mental Health in America

View the 2019 “State of Mental Health in America” report.
Learn how Indiana ranks in mental health and substance use services.

View the 2019 Report!

Make a Difference

Make a difference in our community — volunteer at Mental Health America today!


MHA's mental health awareness campaign-kickoff featuring the ONE IN FOUR photo exhibit was held on the tenth anniversary of the Joey A. Seaman Memorial Mental Health Library, in the summer of 2015.

MHA's ONE IN FOUR photo exhibit has been traveled to Washington DC as well as displayed in numerous locations throughout our community. The photo exhibit is currently on display in the MHA Community Building.

Events

  • Anxiety & Depression Support Group

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    Lilly Conference Room - MHA
    914 South St.
    Lafayette, IN 

    A support group for adults who have experienced anxiety and/or depression.

  • Bipolar Disorder Support Group

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    Lilly Conference Room - MHA
    914 South St.
    Lafayette, IN

    A support group for adults who have experienced Bipolar Disorder.

  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group

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    Lilly Conference Room - MHA
    914 South St.
    Lafayette, IN

    A support group for adults who have lost someone they care about through suicide.

  • Parents of Children with ADD/ADHD

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    MHA Building 

    914 South Street, Lafayette, IN 

    Parenting is hard! Parenting a child with special needs can bring on more challenges.  This group is geared toward parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with ADD/ADHD who are looking for a safe and supportive environment to discuss those struggles. Meetings will be held on the first Monday of each month, except in July,  at 7pm.  Our group meetings will rotate between open discussions and informative presentations.  

  • Mental Health First Aid

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    Lilly Conference Room
    914 South Street
    Lafayette, IN 47901

    An 8-hour interactive training course for adults that teaches signs and symptoms of prevalent mental illnesses and a 5-step action plan to assist someone in need.

  • Brown Bag Forum Series

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    Lilly Room - MHA Community Building
    914 South St. Lafayette, IN 47901


     2019 Brown Bag Forums 12:00pm-12:50pm

    SENIOR WELLNESS

    • October 9:  Reducing Your Risk of Dementia -Jean Kolp, Nurse Practitioner and Director of Senior Wellness Center at IU Health, will share information about dementia and it's effects on a person


    • November 6: Depression in the Elderly- Elizabeth Matheson, MSW, LCSW at Valley Oaks Health- Community Living Program

     

    • December 11: Meeting the Challenges of Aging- Bill Glick, Executive Director Tippecanoe County Council on Aging, Inc. The Tippecanoe Senior Center, will share resources in the community

    Is there a topic you'd like to hear about? Let us know.

What's New

  • Kids Under Pressure Innovative Therapy Using Music

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    Author: Today with Hoda and Jenna

    Dr. Brette Genzel-Derman, with support from rocker Dave Grohl, developed a program to help kids cope with depression and anxiety through music. The fourth hour of TODAY spotlights one particular patient’s story, then welcomes the doctor to chat about more.

  • Strong Student-Adult Relationships Can Lower Suicide Attempts in High School

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    Author: Traci Pedersen

    “One of the most important predictors of lower suicide attempt rates in this study was positive youth-adult connections widely spread across the school,” said Wyman, “we have to be thinking about the broader population to make sure more students are connected to adults prepared to support them.”

  • How City Benches are Encouraging Conversations about Mental Health

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    Author: ABC News

    Friendship Benches began in Zimbabwe, where Dr. Dixon Chibana created the program by training grandmothers in the community to help support and listen to others.

    “They told their stories and their depression symptoms went away, their anxiety went away,” White said.