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Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County

“Without mental health there can be no true physical health.”

— Dr. Brock Crisholm, the first Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)

Join us in shining a light on mental health and helping to transform care by participating, volunteering, donating, advocating, attending an event and staying informed.

Contact Us

914 South Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
Phone 765.742.1800
Fax 765.742.2085
Email mha@mhatippecanoe.org

Make a Difference

Make a difference in our community — volunteer at Mental Health America today!


MHA's mental health awareness campaign-kickoff featuring the ONE IN FOUR photo exhibit was held on the tenth anniversary of the Joey A. Seaman Memorial Mental Health Library, in the summer of 2015.

We invite your to share your own ONE IN FOUR story. Through sharing, reading, talking and listening about mental health issues we will all gain a greater understanding of mental health and lessen the discrimination against individuals experiencing mental health challenges.

Events

  • Anxiety & Depression Support Group

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    Lilly Conference Room - MHA
    914 South St.
    Lafayette, IN 

    1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month
    6:00pm – 7:30pm
    Support groups help you feel less isolated as you make connections and share experiences. They bring together people facing similar struggles.

  • Bipolar Support Group

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    Retreat Center - MHA
    914 South St.
    Lafayette, IN

    1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month
    6:00pm – 7:30pm

    Support groups help you feel less isolated as you make connections and share experiences. They bring together people facing similar struggles.

  • A Toast to Mental Health

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    Trails Banquet Facility
    325 Burnett Road
    West Lafayette, IN 47906

    Lafayette Daybreack Rotary Club, in collaboration with Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County, the National Alliance on Mental Illness -- West Central Indiana (NAMI), and Willowstone Family Servies is proud to offer its 9th annual:

    A Toast to Mental Health

    Live and Silent Auction Fundraiser

  • Women Who've Been There Support Group

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    Retreat Center - MHA
    914 South St.
    Lafayette, IN

    Second Wednesday of each month
    7:00pm – 8:30pm
    ​A support group for adult women who've been sexually assaulted.

  • Mental Health First Aid

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    ​Lilly Conference Room - MHA 
    914 South St. 
    Lafayette, IN 47901


What's New

  • Increase in Suicide in the United States, 1999–2014

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    Author: Sally C. Curtin, M.A., Margaret Warner, Ph.D., and Holly Hedegaard, M.D., M.S.P.H

    ​Suicide is an important public health issue involving psychological, biological, and societal factors (1, 2). After a period of nearly consistent decline in suicide rates in the United States from 1986 through 1999 (3), suicide rates have increased almost steadily from 1999 through 2014. 

  • Survey: Mental health stigmas are shifting

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    Author: Azadeh Ansari

    (CNN)Mental health has a long-standing public perception problem, but the stigma appears to be shifting, at least in the United States, a new survey reveals. Results from a national online survey on mental health, anxiety and suicide indicate that 90% of Americans value mental and physical health equally.  

  • Task Force: Doctors should screen all adults for depression

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    Author: Liz Szabo

    Primary care doctors should screen all adults for depression, an expert panel recommended Tuesday.

    In its previous recommendation, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which advises the federal government on health, had recommended screening adults for depression only when mental health services were available.

  • U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy: Our broken mental health system hits home

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    Author: U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy

    ​Thirteen years ago, things started unraveling for Betsy and her then-15-year-old son, John. He was in and out of the hospital, often for weeks at a time, struggling with schizoaffective disorder. John was hospitalized 15 different times before he was 18. His family was told each and every time that there was nothing they could do for him, nowhere for him to go. Betsy, a Bloomfield resident, was at her breaking point — left on her own to fight for her son. (cont.)

  • 4 Common myths about therapy debunked

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    Author: Jennifer Rollin

    ​Although awareness of mental health issues appears to be on the rise, as a society we still have a long way to go in regards to reducing the stigma surrounding mental health challenges. Many celebrities and public figures have spoken publicly about seeking therapy...(cont)

  • Mental Health America showcases photo exhibit on mental illness

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    Author: Taylor Hardy

    The photo exhibit showcases community leaders and residents who fit in one of several categories: those who have had their own mental health challenge, those who had someone in their family who experienced a mental heath issue, or those who know someone in one of those families.

    The exhibit is called “One in Four” representing the statistic that one in four families experiences a mental health challenge of some kind. (cont...)

  • New App Helps Doctors Catch Suicide Risk

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    Author: Maggie Fox

    Doctors and other health professionals have a new tool to help fight suicide -- an app that helps them ask the right questions and check the symptoms of someone who might be at risk.​ (cont...)

  • Early care can prevent a mental health crisis

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    Author: Alison Summers

    It is clear that children and young people are not receiving the care and support they need. We know that if they receive effective help at an early stage they probably won't reach a mental health crisis in the first place. (cont...)