INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said a clinician-led pilot program to respond to mental health-related calls could begin early next year if the City-County Council approves the proposal in October. Hogsett, Director of the Office of Public Health and Safety Lauren Rodriguez, City-County Councilor Crista Carlino, D-District 6 and Josh Riddick with Faith in […]
INDIANAPOLIS — May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. Mental health is a topic that was stigmatized for so long but now is at the center of conversations as the country looks to open more resources and education opportunities. One Indianapolis pastor is bringing resources to his congregation to help the growing […]
INDIANAPOLIS — Colts linebacker Darius Leonard’s Maniac Foundation has created a helpline to connect callers with mental health services. The helpline will also have a message recorded by Leonard himself that will rotate every month. This month, he tells callers that they are good enough, encourages them to keep going, and thanks them for seeking […]
We struggle as a nation when it comes to prioritizing mental health and that especially applies to the mental health of African Americans. July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and you can reduce stigma by starting a conversation. Talk about mental health with your peers and loved ones. There may be some hesitation at […]
INDIANAPOLIS — Does the pandemic have you stressed out? If so, you’re not alone. That’s why the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross is planning a free virtual stress-relief workshop. The Red Cross says the event will feature highly-trained mental health professionals with extensive experience in stress management and military life and culture. The […]
INDIANAPOLIS — As the number of Americans attempting to take their own lives continues to climb, mental health advocates are teaching people live saving measures. “QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer,” David Berman, of Mental Health America of Indiana, said. “CPR is deigned to keep someone alive, until professionals get there. QPR is very similar. […]
MT. VERNON — One local school is taking significant steps to support mental health initiatives with both students and teachers. Mt. Vernon Middle School 7th grade teacher Deb Thomas is a ‘Top Ten Teacher of the Year’ in Indiana. She advocates for more mental health resources for teachers after she suddenly lost a fellow educator last year. […]
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Fourteen-year-old Bresha Meadows took the life of her father in July. She is currently behind bars on charges of aggravated murder. But Bresha’s family is calling her a “hero,” who saved them all from the verbally and physically abusive Jonathan Meadows. Police allege Bresha shot her father as he slept in their Warren, Ohio home, using the same gun with which […]
@kwellscomm Mental wellness is a critical but often overlooked part of the trajectory of the young Black male’s success in our society. Professionals from all walks of life and community members at-large who serve or encounter young black males will gather at an upcoming event on August 30 that will address culturally-competent practice with Black males here in Indy who […]
NY launches mental health initiative for young children. Researchers say that children of color disproportionately lack access to quality mental health services.