ACE Interface was created in 2016 to create a trauma informed community that conveys care and compassion for all people...
Significant Health Need
Healthy Mind: Mental Health/Suicide– According to data from the 2014-2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the prevalence estimates for the IN North Central Region show that 4.7% of resident adults have suffered from a serious mental illness (diagnoses resulting in serious functional impairment). Prevalence estimates of residents (18 years of age and above) of the same region indicating that “at any time in the past 12 months” seriously thought about trying to kill themselves are 4.3%, which is higher than IN (4.2%) and 7.2% for adult residents who have had a major depressive episode in the past year. County Health Rankings indicate that EC and SJC averaged 4.2 days of poor mental in the past 30 days before being surveyed. Data also show the Mental Health Provider density ratio (# of inhabitants per practitioner) in MC and EC has been higher than the state and national average.
Focus 1: Decrease stigma around mental health.
Focus 2: Youth and adult development / building protective factors.
Focus 3: Increase access to mental health services.