Our Mission

The mission of Mental Health America of Indiana is to work for the mental health of all citizens and for victory over mental illness through public education, advocacy and public health reform.

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Hoosier Idol April 21, 2015

Save the Date - April 21, 2015 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.
Join MHAI, Speaker Brian Bosma, and our panel of Celebrity Judges as members of the Indiana General Assembly showcase their hidden talents to compete for the title of the 2015 "Hoosier Idol".

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MHAI Legal Services

Mental Health America has a legal service center to work with clients to make sure that they get the representation they need and gain access to services required to protect their rights.

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Training Institute

The Mental Health America Training Institute Located at 1441 North Delaware Street, the MHA Training Institute hosts numerous training events throughout the year designed to train consumers, people in recovery, family members and professionals about mental health and addiction care.

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Affiliates implement our state initiatives on the local level and develop individual programs geared toward the specific mental health needs of their communities. These programs include:

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Why Support MHAI?

Across Indiana, approximately 1 in 4 people have a mental illness during a given year. When you add the number of people with addictions issues, the numbers are astonishing. Unfortunately, stigma concerning mental illness and addictions still exists and result in people not seeking treatment. 
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Peer Specialist Training


Adult and Veteran Tracks Only $395
 Veterans receive 50% off!

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Training Institute


Mental Health America Training Institute Located at 1441 North Delaware Street, the MHA Training Institute hosts numerous training events throughout the year designed to train consumers, people in recovery, family members and professionals about mental health and addiction care.

Why a Training Institute? For years, Mental Health America has been a leader in mental health and addiction advocacy. To keep mental health and addiction in the forefront, we have created Training Institute to provide training across the spectrum of mental health and addiction issues.


What Makes MHAI Effective?

MHAI's successes have been possible because of what makes us unique as an organization. Here are some of the keys to our success.

Statewide Presence:

Our network of 40 affiliates provides a strategic local presence for our many advocacy and education efforts. These local Mental Health America affiliates are staffed by extensively trained professionals who are able to implement programs, build coalitions, generate media and deliver services.

Advocacy Leadership:

MHAI is a strong voice on the state and local levels for policies that expand opportunities for people with mental illness and addiction disorders. We are well positioned to regularly influence legislation and policy discussions that impact mental healthcare and addiction services.

Broad-Based Perspective:

MHAI represents a diverse network of mental health consumers, advocates, individuals in recovery, family members, providers and other stakeholders who embrace our public health perspective. Under this umbrella, we bring multiple communities together to promote the importance of mental health and addiction in all aspects of health and in all stages of life, from birth through old age.

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Mental Health America Indiana


Mental Health America of Indiana is a statewide organization, with over forty local affiliate offices, making it the largest Mental Health America in the country. It was created to work for the mental health of all citizens and victory over mental illness. The Mental Health America is how a broad-based group of citizens, consumers, individuals in recovery, families, and professionals working to:

  • Promote the mental health and recovery of all Indiana citizens through educational programs to increase public understanding and acceptance of persons with a mental illness and addictive disorders.
  • Foster the delivery of the most appropriate and effective services to all individuals in need.
  • Initiate reform of mental health and addiction service delivery system through advocacy and public policy.

From our earliest history as a statewide organization, there have been dedicated advocates who understood that in order to change the manner in which mental health and addiction services are provided, the America must become a strong voice within state government.


10 Tools to Live Well

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Mental Health America has been working for 100 years to promote well-being for all Americans. Now we have put together the 10 Tools to Live Your Life Well. These proven tools can help you feel stronger and more hopeful.

Support Community

Support Community

The Mental Health America Support Community connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration. This community is sponsored by Mental Health America, an Inspire trusted partner.

Support MHAI

Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI), originally chartered in 1916, was one of the first mental heath advocacy organizations in the nation to educate the public in the hope of eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness. More recently, the organization was the first mental health association in the country to include addiction advocacy in its mission, recognizing the importance of co-occurring addictive disorders to mental wellness.  Today, MHAI is the only organization in the state dedicated to all aspects of mental health and addictions--from cradle to old age--working to make mental health and addiction systems of care more accessible.


By:  Leslie Bailey

I should have seen it coming.

The constant exhaustion, the extra glasses of wine, the forgetfulness and restless sleep. At first, it's every few days, but then suddenly, it's falling down the slippery slope until I only want to lie in bed and stare with hot tears burning my eyes at the crack just beyond the ceiling fan blades

I'm one of the millions of Americans who suffer from anxiety and depression. And like many Hoosiers, I'm feeling the winter blues in a major way. I don't usually take the weather into consideration when it comes to my mental 



The Department of Health and Human Services has launched, a new website dedicated to providing information and resources on mental health. The site includes the basics of mental health, signs of common disorders, how to talk about mental health, and how to get help. The site also features a treatment locator widget to assist users in finding mental health services by state or zip code search.  

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"NIMH provides mental health resources  as well as links to volunteer opportunities for clinical trials".


IN Mood Rings is an online community developed by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Indiana (DBSAI)



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