Upcoming Community Events

Ongoing Events

Webinar on LookUp: More Resources. Less Stigma. Better Mental Health.

Here’s a chance to take a deeper dive into all LookUp has to offer and how to get the most out of this tool. As a webinar participant, you’ll learn how to navigate the site to best find the information you need, including searching for mental health providers and support groups in Indiana nearest you, getting relevant information on specific mental health topics, accessing free mental health screenings, viewing up-to-date mental health news, check for upcoming trainings and events in your community and access 24/7 crisis help.

In an effort to better support tobacco users with mental health conditions, the Indiana Tobacco Quitline is now offering the intensive Tobacco Cessation Behavioral Health Program (TCBHP) to meet the needs of this population. The program design includes higher intensity behavioral and pharmacological support consisting of:

• 7 scheduled calls scheduled to provide additional support during the pre-quit planning phase and prevent relapse.

• 12-week regimen of combination therapy NRT.

• A letter sent to the participant’s health care provider informing them that their patient is attempting to quit tobacco and giving them some suggestions on how they can support them in the process.

• A team of dedicated Coaches who have received additional extensive training on mental illness and tobacco cessation and who are able to flex intervention content and tailor the treatment to these participants.

Indiana is the 5th state, served by Optum, to implement this program.

Please reach out to Brian Busching (bbusching@isdh.in.gov ) with any questions.

Affirmations Support Group

When: Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 6:00 PM – Fri, Aug 30, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT

Where: GenderNexus, 1100 West 42nd Street, Suite 315, Indianapolis, IN 46208 (map)

Description: This confidential, ten-week group is designed for transgender and nonbinary adults who have just begun the steps of receiving gender-affirming care. These sessions are designed to unpack the emotional experiences associated with this part of the process. Topics include: planning your personal gender journey, understanding hormones and surgery, navigating legal name and gender marker changes, and exploring the impact of care on sexuality and relationships.

August 2019

What is Childhood Trauma?

ACEs, Neurobiology of Trauma, and the Things That Affect Us

August 14th, 2019

12 PM - 1:30 PM

Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall

A Workshop for Survivors of Suicide Loss: Finding Hope & Healing

When: Thursday, August 15th | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Noblesville Conference Center

13700 Conference Center Drive, Noblesville, IN 46060

Youth Mental Health First AidYouth Mental Health First Aid ​Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. Course includes: Manual, all course supplies, certificate  *Courses with fewer than 5 registrations will be refunded and rescheduled.* ​What you will learn The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan: Assess for risk of suicide or harm Listen non-judgmentally Give reassurance and information Encourage appropriate professional help Encourage self-help and other support strategies The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.  Who created the course? The National Council for Behavioral Health was instrumental in bringing Mental Health First Aid to the U.S. Mental Health First Aid USA worked with experts at the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development to develop the youth program.  For more information about the program, including history, research, global Mental Health First Aid, and program regulation in the U.S.

September 2019

2019 Suicide Prevention Summit

FREE | 10,000+ Attendees | 10 Hours of Specialized Training | 10 Global Experts | Real-Time & On-Demand Access

LIVE STREAM 14th and 15th of September


Date and Time

Mon, Sep 16, 2019, 9:00 AM –

Wed, Sep 18, 2019, 5:00 PM

Indiana Wesleyan University

4201 S. Washington St.

Century Dining Room

Marion, IN 46953

Take CHANCES for Kids is a curriculum designed to teach mental health providers about serving families affected by Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). The goals of the CHANCES training are to equip professionals with tools that empower them to better understand what it takes for a child to attach.

The Second Leading Cause of Death in Youth: Suicide

September 25th, 2019

12 PM - 1:30 PM

​Indiana Interchurch Center

Alongside the presentation of community tools to begin the conversation about suicide, this ICMH luncheon will provide a condensed training on Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), a training for preventing suicide. Register below.

October 2019

The Struggle Is Real: Youth Talking to Faith Leaders

October 16th, 2019

6 PM - 7:30 PM

Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall

At this ICMH event, pairs of youth and clergy will model healthy, productive conversations about mental health. Youth will ask faith leaders questions, and faith leaders will model how to be a safe space for these kinds of conversations.

November 2019

Voices of Healing From Your Immigrant Neighbors

November 20th, 2019

6 PM - 7:30 PM

Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall

Join us on November 20th, 2019 to hear stories from our immigrant neighbors about the intersectionality of youth, mental health, faith, and being an immigrant.

December 2019