Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Learn first-hand — What is childhood trauma?

Learn about the neurobiology of trauma, adverse childhood experiences' (ACEs) effects on health, and other factors that contribute to the mental health of a young person.


Prison Ministries & Mental Health

A Muslim, a Christian, and a Buddhist shared their experiences addressing mental health problems of prisoners during and after incarceration


Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors

June 19th — How effective are prison ministries at addressing mental health problems of prisoners during and after their incarceration?


“Love, Jordan”: Film Screening and Discussion

"Mental Health is a topic that is close to my heart so when I was approached to create a film around this topic I was all in. Once I was clear on the idea I wrote the script in one night."


The Jail Health-Care Crisis

The opioid epidemic and other public-health emergencies are being aggravated by failings in the criminal-justice system.


“For prison inmates, health care comes slowly and unpredictably”

Here are a few more resources to get a head start on the Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health's discussion of prison ministries and mental wellness.


Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheons past and future

Participants in the May 15 ICMH luncheon had a great discussion with Jenni White, founding director of Trinity Haven. The next luncheon topic: prison ministries.


Know before you go — Understanding Cultural Differences: LGBTQ+ Community.

May 15 th — Our friends at the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) list some of these issues:


What to expect at “How to support a support group”?

Next Wednesday's luncheon is going to be INCREDIBLE. Seven panelists of diverse faiths will present about how they support support groups and mental health initiatives in their communities. Register today!


How to Support a Support Group: Addictions and Mental Illness (and lots of follow up)

April 17th — clergy and lay leaders from several religious traditions will share their congregations' experiences with support groups at their places of worship.


Prevention as Intervention: Protective Factors and Sustained Recovery

Learn about protective and preventative factors from both the faith community and service provider perspectives.


Next ICMH luncheon — How and When to Refer: Mental Health Crises

The Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health presents our second event of the Spring 2019 Series: How Faith Communities Become Resources.


Everything you ought to know about mental health and the justice system (but might not know how to ask)

Says WFYI: "The Marion County Jail in Indianapolis is at capacity.  And over a third of the inmates, close to 900 people there, are struggling with addiction, schizophrenia, depression or some other mental health issue."


Video of “Depression in Congregations” discussion

The Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health (ICMH) hosted a luncheon and panel discussion on depression in congregations, accompanied with an interfaith prayer service, on Wednesday April 18th. In a dynamic interview format, Dr. Arman


Insights from “Let’s talk about it — Faith and mental illness”

February 21st saw the latest Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health workshop on faith and mental wellness. We asked some CIC members for insights they learned.


Mental Health & Healthy Congregations workshop

April 18th CIC’s Immigrant and Refugee Service Corps​ partnered with CTS’s Counselling Center on “Mental Health and Healthy Congregations,” a workshop for Latino pastors. Pastors, community leaders and mental health professionals explored the challenges