Legislative Forum

Legislative Forum

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Tippecanoe County Building

Tippecanoe Room

20 N. 3rd Street, Lafayette

Monday, December 10, 2018

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


This forum will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Meet with your recently elected officials
  • Inform yourself of current legislative issues
  • Learn your representatives’ priorities concerning mental health and substance use issues.
  • Ask questions of your elected officials
  • Learn what Tippecanoe County is doing to address mental health and substance use in our community. 

Invited Elected Officials: 

  • Brian Buchanan, Indiana State Senator, District 7
  • Ron Alting, Indiana State Senator, District 22
  • Sharon Negele, Indiana State Representative, District 13
  • Don Lehe, Indiana State Representative, District 25
  • Chris Campbell, Indiana State Representative, District 26
  • Sheila Klinker, Indiana State Representative, District 27
  • Tim Brown, Indiana State Representative, District 41

Contact the Drug-Free Coalition for More Information

765-471-9916 or jennifer@dftipp.org

 

This event is sponsored by Mental Health America Wabash Valley Region, NAMI-WCI, Sycamore Springs, United Way of Greater Lafayette, Valley Oaks Health, Willowstone Family Services, and the Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County

What's New

  • QRT and Mental Health Navigator Services

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    Author: Anna Darling

    Opioid Quick Response Team Brings Recovery to People's Homes

    The team formed earlier this month. It consists of EMS personnel, peer-recovery coaches, and mental health specialists.

  • Anxiety in the Classroom

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    Author: Rachel Ehmke

    When a child is squirming in his seat and not paying attention, we tend to think of ADHD, but anxiety could also be the cause. When kids are anxious in the classroom, they might have a hard time focusing on the lesson and ignoring the worried thoughts overtaking their brains. 

  • Panel Talks Mental Health And Addiction In Indiana

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    Author: Jill Sheridan

    The opioid epidemic pushed Indiana to better address the mental health needs of Hoosiers. In recent years Indiana agencies have expanded treatment and recovery services, increased Medicaid coverage and provided school based support.

  • Drug overdoses, suicides cause drop in 2017 US life expectancy; CDC director calls it a 'wakeup call'

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    Overdose deaths reached a new high in 2017, topping 70,000, while the suicide rate increased by 3.7%, the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics reports.

    Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC director, called the trend tragic and troubling. "Life expectancy gives us a snapshot of the Nation's overall health and these sobering statistics are a wakeup call that we are losing too many Americans, too early and too often, to conditions that are preventable," he wrote in a statement.