Depression: A "Whole Body" Illness

Some people have what is called "bipolar disorder." They experience cycles of terrible lows and inappropriate highs. These illnesses often interfere with normal functioning and cause pain and suffering, not only to those who suffer the illness, but their family and friends as well. Depression affects the way a person eats, sleeps, and the way they feel about themselves. Unfortunately, many people do not recognize that they have a treatable illness. 

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Helpful Links and Resources

  • www.mentalhealthamerica.net -- dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service.
  • www.dbsalliance.org -- National Depression Bipolar Support Alliance-provides mental health news, education, wellness options, peer support, family/friends support, support group locator and self-help ideas.
  • www.nami.org

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Sextons Creek

Sextons Creek, a strategic services and communications firm serving clients in the area of government relations, strategic communications, media productions, and business services, represents Mental Health America of Indiana at the Indiana General Assembly where Stephen C. McCaffrey serves as Principal & Chief Policy Officer.

Among other services, Sextons Creek assists patients, providers, professionals, not-for-profits and pharmaceutical companies to collaborate with other stakeholders to improve access to healthcare in public health and criminal justice settings.

Sextons Creek provides services to MHAI that include legislative and regulatory monitoring, issue management, research, and legislative and administrative lobbying.  All clients of Sextons Creek as well as The Third House (which has represented MHAI and joined Sextons Creek) clients receiving lobbying services are registered with the Indiana Lobby Registration Commission at: https://www.in.gov/ilrc/.

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