Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Chances to explore mental health and wellness

If you are lucky, you were able to attend the Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health’s final event of 2018, “Flourish.” It was a chance to reflect on the ICMH’s achievements in 2018, and to reaffirm how important is the Coalition’s networking.

This spring there are many opportunities to discuss mental illness, the relation between religion and wellness, and institutions such as insurance. Start with the Interfaith Coalition fr Mental Health’s monthly luncheons (bring $5 for lunch) … and keep talking at other events.


Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health Luncheons

Each Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon concentrates on a specific mental health practice or accessible tool individuals can use in their congregations. Together, the luncheons outline a “core curriculum” of how best to address basic, ubiquitous mental health needs of faith communities. The curriculum is designed so that individuals who attend every luncheon will be generally equipped and knowledgeable about mental health community resources.

Feb 20 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
The Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health presents our second event of the Spring 2019 Series: How Faith Communities Become Resources. How and When to Refer: Mental Health Crises is a presentation about the best practices for and resources of referral. We now ask for an admission fee
Mar 20 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
ICMH presents our third event of the Spring 2019 Series: How Faith Communities Become Resources. The Prevention as Intervention: Protective Factors and Sustained Recovery luncheon will provide different resources about mental illness prevention and creating safe communities. We now ask for an admission fee of $5. Because
Apr 17 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
ICMH presents our fourth event of the Spring 2019 Series: How Faith Communities Become Resources. The How to Support a Support Group: Addictions and Mental Illness luncheon will provide different resources about mental illness prevention and creating safe communities. We now ask for an admission fee of
May 15 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
ICMH presents our fifth event of the Spring 2019 Series: Understanding Cultural Differences: LGBTQ+ Community. We now ask for an admission fee of $5. Because we have often reached our RSVP capacity, ICMH makes this change to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. We will accept
Jun 19 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Each Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon concentrates on a specific mental health practice or accessible tool individuals can use in their congregations. Together, the luncheons outline a “core curriculum” of how best to address basic, ubiquitous mental health needs of faith communities. The curriculum is designed so

Other events about mental health and wellness

Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shepherd Community Center
Four years into HIP’s expansion, the state director will discuss HIP’s operations and record and dialogue with insurance and advocacy leaders about successes and challenges. Featured Speaker: Natalie Angel, Director of HIP, Family and Social Services Administration Panelists: Carl Ellison, President and CEO, Indiana Minority
Jan 27 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am North Church Indy
Everyone is invited to attend a two-part forum on dementia sponsored by the Sojourners Sunday school class at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 and 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3 in North UMC’s Chapel. On Jan. 27 Dr. Mary Guerriero-Austrom of the Department of
Feb 3 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am North Church Indy
Everyone is invited to attend a two-part forum on dementia sponsored by the Sojourners Sunday school class at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 and 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3 in North UMC’s Chapel. On Jan. 27 Dr. Mary Guerriero-Austrom of the Department of
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm The Sterrett Center
Your brain can form new cells and neural connections, and improve its capabilities as you age. This free workship will teach you how. You’ll receive information about nutrition, the environment, and the mind-body connection, as well as behaviors to embrace and limit; and you’ll learn
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm North United Methodist Church
Dr. Krista Brucker; Director, Project Point, Eskenazi Hospital and Dept. of Emergency Medicine, IU School of Medicine Project POINT has helped hundreds of Hoosiers with substance use disorder maintain HIP-Plus eligibility and connect to an array of treatment and social services supporting holistic health. Free and
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shepherd Community Center
Free and open to the public; registration not required Since 2015, several hundred thousand Hoosiers have gained health coverage through the expanded Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). This six-part series asks: How are HIP’s values of personal responsibility, wellness, and empowerment working for members, providers, and

Leave your comment here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.