Mental Health

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: Increase awareness of suicide prevention.]

Focus 2: Youth and adult development / resilience building.

Focus 3: Organizational capacity building / Professional Development.

Programs

ACE Interface was created in 2016 to create a trauma informed community that conveys care and compassion for all people...

Beacon Health System Trauma Team social workers seek to promote wellness and a positive quality of life for adult patients who are recovering from a trauma induced injury....

The South Bend Group Violence Intervention (SBGVI) unites community leaders around a common goal: to stop gun violence and keep South Bend’s highest risk citizens alive and out of prison....

A program developing interventions to build resilience in children who have experienced trauma....

YWCA Take Charge is a primary violence prevention program for youth in schools or with community organizations...