Mental Health America of Indiana brings together the behavioral health community in Indiana to inform and provide continuing education to those interested in the development of the behavioral health field. Our state-wide conferences are a way for consumers, advocates, professionals, and stakeholders to network and recognize new and innovative approaches in mental health and addiction. We know that continuing education is a crucial component to the success and progression of the behavioral health field. To learn more about how you can become involved or to attend our special events check out the conference descriptions below!

The Symposium

The Mental Health and Addiction Symposium is hosted each year in partnership with the Division of Mental Health and Addiction and the IU Department of Psychiatric Research. The purpose of this full day program is to offer individuals a wide range of behavioral health disciplines in order to discuss the latest advances in psychiatric research and treatment. Participants will learn how the latest research is positively affecting treatment for individuals with mental health and addictive disorders.


The Suicide Prevention Conference

The Indiana Suicide Prevention Network is proud to present the 8th Annual Indiana Suicide Prevention Conference –  Back to the Future: Finding Hope & Resilience Amidst the Pandemic.  During these two half-day sessions featuring an exciting and diverse group of presenters, we will focus on current suicide research; prevention, intervention, and postvention topics; advocacy, and the impact of lived experience. 

Join us and attendees from across Indiana and the Midwest as we collectively work to increase awareness about suicide and suicide prevention efforts, and ultimately, save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.


Infancy Onward Conference

Please join us at our 2021 Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Conference. We would love to have you at a Sponsor or Exhibitor. This is a great opportunity to network, collaborate, or be seen from organizations all across the state! We will be using Whova as our platform, so there will be options both online, and via an app. Please email sbailey@mhai.net for more information! Please feel free to share! Thank you!


The ICAN Conference

The Indiana Collegiate Action Network (ICAN) Annual Meeting is an opportunity for campus professionals to network with peers, learn from experts in the fields of substance use, mental health, and student services, and share evidence based practices. This interactive and informative conference is the only conference in Indiana focused on college students and the unique environment in which they live and learn.