Upcoming Community Events

Currently working on adding events for 2020! Have an event coming up that is helpful to people with mental health conditions and their families, please email details to info@namiindy.org and put "Please add to website" in the subject line. Posts will be added at our discretion. Thank you!

Ongoing:

Hancock County: The Landing Place - Wednesday night program is for teens 13-19 years old who need a safe place to be real about general life issues. We teach recovery tools to the students to help them learn new coping skills that address not only addiction but anxiety and depression, bullying and school problems, family issues and are a resource for students who need help. Call 317-468-4231 for more info

March 2020

Housing Search Workshop

Marion County

March 2nd or March 17th - 12pm-1pm - accessABILITY Center for Independent Living - 9105 E. 56th St. , Suite 308, 46216

Would you or do you know someone who would like to learn how to search for affordable and accessible housing? Are you or someone you know interested in learning basic computer skills? If so, please join us for one of our Housing Search Workshops. You will be able to walk in and receive one on one advocate service to assist you with your housing search.

FREE - No Registration Needed!


QPR For Suicide Prevention

Hancock County

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide.

Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.


Parenting the TeenBrain

Boone County

When: March 7, 2020 8:00am-12pm | Where: Traders Point Christian Schools 5608 Whitestown Pkwy, Whitestown | Cost $10

Details: Breakfast and optional lunch will be provided. Parking is free. Space is limited so registration is required.

Registration: Contact Denise Schoeff at dschoef@co.boone.in.us (765)483-3214

The training will cover topics like:

    • de-escalating conflicts
    • understanding your teen's responses
    • collaboration
    • how to locate local services for support
    • how to avoid calling the police

Lonesome No More - Suicide Prevention Training

Marion - Thursday March 12 5:30-7pm

A Dialogue on Mental Health in a Safe Space

CYC-A Certified youth worker and mental health advocate Madeline Zielinski and private therapist Brittney Lee will discuss how to recognize signs of distress, initiate difficult conversation, and connect with resources in our community.

Violence in the Indianapolis Community

Marion County

When: March 18th, 12-1:30pm | Where: Indiana Interchurch Center 1100W 42nd Street, 46208 Krannert Room | Cost suggested donation of $5

Indianapolis is now one of the most violent cities in the country. Why? How are local religious groups working to stop the violence in our community? Lunch provided, vegetarian options available.

ICMH Luncheons provide a brave space for conversation and presentations about faith and mental health. Clergy, health care providers, and concerned community members are welcome.


Youth Mental Health First Aid

Marion County

Tuesday March 31st, 8:30-4:30 - Adult & Child Health

April 2020

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Boone County

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Training is for adults 18 yrs+ who work with/care about youth in their communities)

YMHFA 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.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Marion County

Thursday April 9th, 8:30-4:30pm - Adult & Child Health

Housing Search Workshop

Marion County

April 6th or April 21st - 12pm-1pm - accessABILITY Center for Independent Living - 9105 E. 56th St. , Suite 308, 46216

Would you or do you know someone who would like to learn how to search for affordable and accessible housing? Are you or someone you know interested in learning basic computer skills? If so, please join us for one of our Housing Search Workshops. You will be able to walk in and receive one on one advocate service to assist you with your housing search.

FREE - No Registration Needed!


Pet Therapy

Marion County

When: April 15th, 12-1:30pm | Where: Indiana Interchurch Center 1100W 42nd Street, 46208 Krannert Room | Cost suggested donation of $5

Pet therapy is defined as a guided interaction between a specially trained animal and an individual or group, facilitated by the animal's handler. Also known as animal-assisted therapy, pet therapy interactions are used to help improve patients' mental, social, emotional, and physical functions. Learn more! Lunch provided, vegetarian options available.

ICMH Luncheons provide a brave space for conversation and presentations about faith and mental health. Clergy, health care providers, and concerned community members are welcome.

What Your Momma Never Told You About Mental Health

Hancock County - April 16th 5-7:30

Adaggio's 5999 W. Memory Ln C Greenfield

Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Cash bar. RSVP to Amy at akirkpatrick@hancockregional.org or 317-468-4177


QPR For Suicide Prevention

Hancock County

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide.

Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.


Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike

Date And Time

Sat, April 25, 2020 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

Location

Indiana World War Memorial 55 E Michigan St Indianapolis, IN 46204


2020 ICESA Statewide Sexual Assualt and Human Trafficking Conference

Marion County

2020 ICESA Statewide Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking ConferenceThe Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault is proud to announce the details of our third annual statewide conference! This conference, focusing on sexual violence and human trafficking prevention and response efforts across the Hoosier State, will take place April 27-28, 2020, at Crown Plaza/Union Station in Indianapolis, IN. This year’s theme is “Moving Forward.” This valuable learning and networking opportunity are open to advocates, social workers, therapists, law enforcement, legal professionals, sexual assault nurse examiners, campus professionals, researchers, educators, graduate students, undergraduate students, and members of the public interested in learning more about these efforts. This high-quality, two-day event will feature nationally recognized keynote speaker Cyntoia Brown. KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Cyntoia Brown Cyntoia Brown-Long is an author, speaker, and advocate for criminal justice reform.  Cyntoia had a difficult start to life. She was born to an alcoholic, teenage mother who was also a victim of sex trafficking.  Cyntoia experienced a sense of isolation, low self-esteem, and alienation that drove her straight into the hands of a predator. Cyntoia became a victim of sex trafficking and at the age of 16 was arrested for killing a man who had solicited her for sex. She was tried as an adult and was sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole for 51 years. In prison, Cyntoia’s life took a dramatic turn when the prison education principal took her under her wing and introduced her to a spiritual path. She encouraged her to build a positive life in prison and to resist the negative influences that lead to despair.   Her journey was a roller coaster ride that included a documentary about her life, a profound encounter with God, an unlikely romance, and, eventually, a commuted sentence by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.  She received an unprecedented national and international outpouring of support from social media advocates, pastors, and celebrities and was released from prison in Nashville, TN on August 7, 2019. Her memoir, Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System (Atria Books, October, 2019), written while in prison, documents her early years and the 15 years she was incarcerated, and takes readers on a coming-of-age spiritual journey.  Set against the shocking backdrop of a life behind bars and the injustice of sentencing sex-trafficked juveniles as adults, Cyntoia struggled to overcome a legacy of family addiction and a lifetime of being ostracized and abandoned by society. Of her time in prison, Cyntoia says, “I was just a teenager when I was sent to live behind a razor wire fence. My entire coming of age was within the walls of the Tennessee Prison for Women.” Cyntoia hopes that her story will not only inspire others but also shine a light on the injustice that people still face on a daily basis, especially the injustice to women and children in American prisons.   CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION The following continuing education hours are estimated pending approval, and are included in the cost of registration: > 12.0 Behavioral Health CEUs > 12.0 Law Enforcement Training Hours > 11.5  Continuing Legal Education NLS Please call Training Coordinator, Minette Valentine at (317) 624-2370 for more information about continuing education hours. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” ~ Henry Ford

May 2020

Housing Search Workshop

Marion County

May 4th or May 19th - 12pm-1pm - accessABILITY Center for Independent Living - 9105 E. 56th St. , Suite 308, 46216

Would you or do you know someone who would like to learn how to search for affordable and accessible housing? Are you or someone you know interested in learning basic computer skills? If so, please join us for one of our Housing Search Workshops. You will be able to walk in and receive one on one advocate service to assist you with your housing search.

FREE - No Registration Needed!


June 2020

Housing Search Workshop

Marion County

June 1st or June 16th - 12pm-1pm - accessABILITY Center for Independent Living - 9105 E. 56th St. , Suite 308, 46216

Would you or do you know someone who would like to learn how to search for affordable and accessible housing? Are you or someone you know interested in learning basic computer skills? If so, please join us for one of our Housing Search Workshops. You will be able to walk in and receive one on one advocate service to assist you with your housing search.

FREE - No Registration Needed!


July 2020

Housing Search Workshop

Marion County

July 6th or July 21st - 12pm-1pm - accessABILITY Center for Independent Living - 9105 E. 56th St. , Suite 308, 46216

Would you or do you know someone who would like to learn how to search for affordable and accessible housing? Are you or someone you know interested in learning basic computer skills? If so, please join us for one of our Housing Search Workshops. You will be able to walk in and receive one on one advocate service to assist you with your housing search.

FREE - No Registration Needed!


August 2020

Housing Search Workshop

Marion County

Aug 3rd or Aug 18th - 12pm-1pm - accessABILITY Center for Independent Living - 9105 E. 56th St. , Suite 308, 46216

Would you or do you know someone who would like to learn how to search for affordable and accessible housing? Are you or someone you know interested in learning basic computer skills? If so, please join us for one of our Housing Search Workshops. You will be able to walk in and receive one on one advocate service to assist you with your housing search.

FREE - No Registration Needed!


September 2020

Housing Search Workshop

Marion County

Sept 7th or Sept 22nd - 12pm-1pm - accessABILITY Center for Independent Living - 9105 E. 56th St. , Suite 308, 46216

Would you or do you know someone who would like to learn how to search for affordable and accessible housing? Are you or someone you know interested in learning basic computer skills? If so, please join us for one of our Housing Search Workshops. You will be able to walk in and receive one on one advocate service to assist you with your housing search.

FREE - No Registration Needed!


October 2020

Housing Search Workshop

Marion County

Oct 5th or Oct 22nd - 12pm-1pm - accessABILITY Center for Independent Living - 9105 E. 56th St. , Suite 308, 46216

Would you or do you know someone who would like to learn how to search for affordable and accessible housing? Are you or someone you know interested in learning basic computer skills? If so, please join us for one of our Housing Search Workshops. You will be able to walk in and receive one on one advocate service to assist you with your housing search.

FREE - No Registration Needed!


November 2020

Housing Search Workshop

Marion County

Nov 2nd or Nov 17th - 12pm-1pm - accessABILITY Center for Independent Living - 9105 E. 56th St. , Suite 308, 46216

Would you or do you know someone who would like to learn how to search for affordable and accessible housing? Are you or someone you know interested in learning basic computer skills? If so, please join us for one of our Housing Search Workshops. You will be able to walk in and receive one on one advocate service to assist you with your housing search.

FREE - No Registration Needed!


December 2020

Housing Search Workshop

Marion County

Dec 7th or Dec 22nd - 12pm-1pm - accessABILITY Center for Independent Living - 9105 E. 56th St. , Suite 308, 46216

Would you or do you know someone who would like to learn how to search for affordable and accessible housing? Are you or someone you know interested in learning basic computer skills? If so, please join us for one of our Housing Search Workshops. You will be able to walk in and receive one on one advocate service to assist you with your housing search.

FREE - No Registration Needed!