A Letter from the President
2017 Indiana General Assembly
We are at “Half Time” of the Indiana General Assembly. This is the point in the process where bills go through their House of Origin or they die—barring a legislative resurrection of course. Mental health and addiction issues are being viewed as critical to the state and Mental Health America of Indiana is having significant success with its legislative priorities. You can view MHAI priority bills through the link to the bills here.
The Opioid Epidemic is one of the areas of priority of the Governor, the Legislature, and MHAI. There are many aspects to this disease and it must be approached in a multifaceted way, with a focus on prevention and treatment in multiple silos, including mental health and addiction, child services, corrections and housing. You can view bills that MHAI is working in the area of opioid use disorder and other addiction issues by clicking here.