Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Join the Interfaith Mental Health Coalition of Greater Indianapolis

The Interfaith Mental Health Coalition IMHC) of Greater Indianapolis is a collaboration between religious leaders, mental health care providers, community service organizations and government agencies to:

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c/o Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC)
1100 W. 42nd St., Ste. 110
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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  • educate faith community leaders about mental and emotional illnesses and the role of faith in recovery
  • provide faith communities with relevant referral information to mental health and community support services
  • advocate at the personal and legislative levels for better mental health services
  • break the silence about mental illnesses and replace stigma with informed, supportive care

 This is urgent. 

  • One in five adults will experience a diagnosable mental health disorder in any given year.
  • Fifty percent of youth have considered suicide by age fifteen; seventy five percent by age twenty-four.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Indiana youth ages 15 – 24.
  • Untreated mental illnesses can lead to domestic violence, joblessness, school failure, homelessness, addictions, incarceration & suicide.
  • People in distress often turn first to clergy and faith community for support.
  • Many clergy want to learn to recognize, help & refer people with serious mental illnesses and addition issues.

IMHC meets the third Thursday of most months 12:00-1:30 pm at the Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 W. 42nd St. Lunch is served at 11:50 am (suggested contribution: $10).

Schedule of IMHC meetings

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