A website to help Hoosiers take care of their mental health was launched Monday. BeWellIndiana.org offers free, expert mental health resources put together by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Division of Mental Health and Addiction, according to FSSA Secretary Dr. Jennifer Sullivan.Continue reading
COVID-19 concerns are taking their toll on people’s mental health. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has seen some alarming statistics in recent weeks, according to Secretary Dr. Jennifer Sullivan.
Dealing with inmates with mental health issues continues to be a challenge for Pulaski County’s jail staff. “It’s just the problems of the nation in microcosm here right in our jail with mental health,” Sheriff Jeff Richwine told the county commissioners last week.Continue reading
Knox High School Students in need of some additional emotional support and guidance are able to get that help through the Bowen Center’s Skills Coaching Services.
When the Knox School Board met for their first meeting of the month, they were informed more about the program which was first implemented last school year.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is working to make sure law enforcement officials know how to help people with mental health issues. On Monday, the county commissioners agreed to let Sheriff Jeff Richwine send two of his deputies and the head dispatcher to critical incident training.Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation is stepping up its mental health services for students. A memorandum of understanding with the Bowen Center was approved by the school board Tuesday.Continue reading
A North Judson man was sentenced Wednesday morning after being found guilty on a charge of murder in a jury trial in Starke Circuit Court.
September is recognized as National Recovery Month. It’s a time where we come together to congratulate those who have overcome their addictions and to recognize the achievements of people currently working toward sobriety. It’s also meant to promote the societal benefits of prevention, treatment and recovery for substance use and mental health disorders.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) with the United States Department of Health and Human Services is behind this initiative. Continue reading
Here/Hear is a nonprofit organization, based out of Plymouth, which works with a number of initiatives in order to help with mental illness. This week, the director of the organization Dr. Nate Crawford will be delivering his lecture, “Taking Care of Me: Tips for Living Well” as a part of The Lampen Lecture series at Ancilla College.
The Lampen Lecture series was named for Ancilla’s first president Sr. Joel Lampen and though it is sponsored by the college and the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, residents of surrounding communities are encouraged to attend the free lecture series any time.
On Thursday, October 19th Dr. Crawford will be speaking in Cana Hall at 12:45 p.m. (EDT). His organization creates content for the web that helps people navigate the issues surrounding mental illness and they speak with students and parents about the affliction. Their mission statement says that they believe music and the arts provide a great way to engage people in conversations about mental illness and mental health.