Mental Health America of Indiana recognizes that just like other physical diseases, a behavioral health disorder should not be addressed only after diagnoses. We must begin with prevention. Early identification is the first step in prevention. Mental Health America of Indiana advocates for mental health screenings in an effort to recognize the first symptoms of onset mental health conditions and illness. In many cases, it takes up to ten years to get the correct diagnoses for a mental health disorder. Mental Health America of Indiana provides the programs listed below to promote early identification and intervention.
The Indiana Suicide Prevention Network (ISPN)
The Indiana Suicide Prevention Network (ISPN) collaborates on suicide prevention efforts to advance suicide prevention, creating and facilitating the state suicide prevention framework, and planning the Indiana Suicide Prevention Conference.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Indiana (DBSAI)
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Indiana educates the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as a medical disease, and advocates the elimination of these illnesses.
Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking (ICRUD)
Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking aims to create healthier and safer environments by reducing the accessibility and availability of alcohol to underage persons. ICRUD believes that all young people have the right to live and learn in environments that do not promote or facilitate underage drinking. We believe that youth and adults working together for policy change are an integral part of the solution.
Infancy Onward – formerly known as the Indiana Association for Infant & Toddler Mental Health – is a subsidiary organization of our state mental health association, Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI). Founded in 2000, we are an organization of individuals committed to strengthening relationships between infants, toddlers, parents, and other caregivers.
Indiana National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (INOFAS)
Indiana NOFAS, Inc. works to prevent prenatal exposure to alcohol, drug and other substances known to harm fetal development by education, advocating and supporting professionals policymakers, families and individuals throughout Indiana.