Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Community Calendar

These are not necessarily CIC sponsored events. For a calendar of CIC events, go here.

Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Shame and Stigma of Mental Health in Black Communities @ Flanner House | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Shame and Stigma of Mental Health in Black Communities—Community conversation participants needed! The first 25 participants to RSVP and attend the community conversation session will receive a $10 Walmart gift card. Dinner will be provided.
Carmel Cares: A Mental Health Awareness Forum @ Orchard Park Elementary School
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Carmel Cares: A Mental Health Awareness Forum @ Orchard Park Elementary School | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Please join us for an evening of education, networking, and information sharing about mental wellness and available resources. About this Event Breakout Sessions You will have the opportunity to attend the following breakout sessions: 6:30 p.m. Self-coping Skills Toolbox 6:30 p.m. The Pill Problem 6:30
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center
Apr 27 @ 8:15 am – 12:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
*Note: This is a 2-part course. Participants MUST complete both parts to earn certification* Youth Mental Health First Aid Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health
10th Annual Minority Health Conference: Minorities & Addiction @ State of Indiana Government Center North
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
10th Annual Minority Health Conference: Minorities & Addiction @ State of Indiana Government Center North | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Please join us at the 10th Annual Minority Health Conference on Minorities and Addiction: Exploring How Addiction Treatment, Programming, and Resources Affect Race and Culture in Indiana. Guest speakers include Donald Davis, Founder of Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition, and Dr. Monty Burks, Director of Faith-Based
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Surviving to Thriving: Adult Resilience in Caring for Youth @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
We love our children and students, but sometimes caring for and educating youth who have challenging behaviors can take its toll on us as adults. This is why it is important for us to go beyond self-care and carefully consider how we can build our
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Health, Wellness, and Engaged Congregations @ Mt Zion Baptist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Rev. Bobby Baker, Director of Faith and Community Partnerships, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Rev. Baker helped create and leads the Congregational Health Network at the center of the “Memphis model” of addressing health disparities and building healthy communities through the collaboration of 500 covenanted congregations
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Mental Health & the Church @ Care to Change | Avon | Indiana | United States
Learn how your church can support the mental health needs of your congregation. How to recognize the need, know when it is time to refer out, and what resources are available for you.
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Youth Mental Health First Aid reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and how to help a child in crisis or who is experiencing a mental health challenge. Course Description: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour interactive training course
Understanding Cultural Differences: the LGBTQ+ Community @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
May 15 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Understanding Cultural Differences: the LGBTQ+ Community @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
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
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Mental Health & Your Family @ Care to Change | Avon | Indiana | United States
Is one of your loved ones struggling with anxiety or depression and you aren’t sure how to help? Come learn what you can do to make a difference.
Suicide Prevention @ Care to Change
May 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Suicide Prevention @ Care to Change | Avon | Indiana | United States
Learn if your loved one is considering suicide and what you can do to help.
Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Jun 19 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
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
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Substance Addiction Ministry Recovery Mass: Prayer for those struggling @ Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Addiction touches many people’s lives, but it is something that few of us really discuss. Addiction should not be battled alone! It impacts the individual, family, and community-we all know someone who is affected by an addiction of some sort. Please join Archbishop Thompson and
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Church Leader Roundtable - Tackling Hard Topics @ Care to Change Counseling | Avon | Indiana | United States
Care to Change tackles hard topics with church leaders at this quarterly roundtable. September 17th topics include mental health and suicide. How to recognize signs, how to intervene, and how to resopnd when suicide strikes your church. Space is limited and breakfast is provided so
Apr
22
Mon
Shame and Stigma of Mental Health in Black Communities @ Flanner House
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Shame and Stigma of Mental Health in Black Communities—Community conversation participants needed!

The first 25 participants to RSVP and attend the community conversation session will receive a $10 Walmart gift card.

Dinner will be provided.

Apr
24
Wed
Carmel Cares: A Mental Health Awareness Forum @ Orchard Park Elementary School
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Carmel Cares: A Mental Health Awareness Forum @ Orchard Park Elementary School | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Please join us for an evening of education, networking, and information sharing about mental wellness and available resources.
About this Event
Breakout Sessions

You will have the opportunity to attend the following breakout sessions:

6:30 p.m. Self-coping Skills Toolbox
6:30 p.m. The Pill Problem
6:30 p.m. Domestic Violence and Trauma
7:15 p.m. Suicide Awareness & Prevention
7:15 p.m. Mindfulness and Positive Thinking
7:15 p.m. Human Trafficking

Apr
27
Sat
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center
Apr 27 @ 8:15 am – 12:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

*Note: This is a 2-part course. Participants MUST complete both parts to earn certification*

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Course includes: Manual, all course supplies, certificate
Cost: $50

Part 1: Sat. Apr. 13, 2019
8:15 am – 12:30 pm
MLK Community Center
​40 W. 40th St.
Indianapolis, IN
Part 2: Sat. Apr. 27, 2019
8:15 am – 12:45 pm
MLK Community Center
40 W. 40th. St.
Indianapolis, IN

​What you will learn

The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.

Who created the course?

The National Council for Behavioral Health was instrumental in bringing Mental Health First Aid to the U.S. Mental Health First Aid USA worked with experts at the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development to develop the youth program. For more information about the program, including history, research, global Mental Health First Aid, and program regulation in the U.S.
Apr
30
Tue
10th Annual Minority Health Conference: Minorities & Addiction @ State of Indiana Government Center North
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please join us at the 10th Annual Minority Health Conference on Minorities and Addiction: Exploring How Addiction Treatment, Programming, and Resources Affect Race and Culture in Indiana.

Guest speakers include Donald Davis, Founder of Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition, and Dr. Monty Burks, Director of Faith-Based Initiatives at Tennessee Department of Health.

Featured topics include:

  • Faith-based initiatives addressing opioid epidemic.
  • Substance abuse and maternal and child health.
  • Addiction treatment and resources.

Agenda forthcoming. Lunch will be provided.

The event takes place April 30th, 2019 from 9am-4pm at the Indiana Government Center (100 N. Senate Ave). For more information, email inomh@isdh.in.gov.

May
1
Wed
Surviving to Thriving: Adult Resilience in Caring for Youth @ Martin Luther King Community Center
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We love our children and students, but sometimes caring for and educating youth who have challenging behaviors can take its toll on us as adults. This is why it is important for us to go beyond self-care and carefully consider how we can build our resilience.

In “Adult Resilience in Caring for Youth”, participants will practice recognizing the signs and symptoms of childhood trauma, while evaluating their own resilience. We will learn about how caring for children and students who struggle with challenging behaviors can affect the caregiver/educator, and learn the difference between burn-out and secondary traumatic stress. During the training, participants will use specific tools to assess their own resilience, and build a game plan for strengthening themselves as they provide care for others.

“Adult Resilience in Caring for Youth” is the second session in Surviving to Thriving. While not mandatory, it is recommended that participants complete session one: Defining Childhood Trauma

Course fee includes training materials, certificate of completion, and light refreshments.

For more information about Surviving to Thriving, visit www.indianamhmcom.

May
8
Wed
Health, Wellness, and Engaged Congregations @ Mt Zion Baptist Church
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Health, Wellness, and Engaged Congregations @ Mt Zion Baptist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Rev. Bobby Baker, Director of Faith and Community Partnerships, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Rev. Baker helped create and leads the Congregational Health Network at the center of the “Memphis model” of addressing health disparities and building healthy communities through the collaboration of 500 covenanted congregations with Methodist Le BonHeur Healthcare. He will share how engaged congregations can support health and wellness in their communities.

We thank our host Mount Zion Baptist Church, celebrating 150 years of serving community wellness, educationally, financially, socially, and spiritually.

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 our state? How can congregations, providers, and nonprofits improve HIP’s operations through their values of community responsibility, neighborly outreach, social advocacy, and excellent care?

May
9
Thu
Mental Health & the Church @ Care to Change
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Mental Health & the Church @ Care to Change | Avon | Indiana | United States

Learn how your church can support the mental health needs of your congregation. How to recognize the need, know when it is time to refer out, and what resources are available for you.

May
10
Fri
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Youth Mental Health First Aid reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and how to help a child in crisis or who is experiencing a mental health challenge.

Course Description: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour interactive training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Similar to CPR and First Aid training, Mental Health First Aid training helps an individual who doesn’t have clinical training assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis until appropriate help arrives or the crisis subsides or becomes under control.

****There will be a few short breaks throughout the training. Please bring a sack lunch as lunch will not be provided. DO NOT plan to leave for lunch as we will not be able to wait for you to resume training.****

Why Mental Health First Aid?

  • Be Prepared: Just as you learn CPR, learn how to help in a mental health crisis.
  • Mental Illnesses are Common: One in five adults are affected each year.
  • You Care: Learn how to be there for people you come in contact with.
  • You Can Help: People with mental health issues often suffer alone. A few encouraging words may be all it takes to get them some help.
  • Reduce Stigma: More people will seek help when the stigma of mental illness is eliminated.

Who Should Take This Course?

  • School Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers
  • Public Safety Personnel
  • First Responders
  • Medical Professionals
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Business Leaders
  • Faith Communities
  • Military & Veterans
  • Support Service Personnel
  • Care Providers
  • Child Advocates
  • Social Service Personnel
  • Parents & Other Caring Citizens
May
15
Wed
Understanding Cultural Differences: the LGBTQ+ Community @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
May 15 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Understanding Cultural Differences: the LGBTQ+ Community @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

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 walk-ins.

Scholarships are available: click here to fill out a scholarship request.

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.

May
23
Thu
Mental Health & Your Family @ Care to Change
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Is one of your loved ones struggling with anxiety or depression and you aren’t sure how to help? Come learn what you can do to make a difference.

May
30
Thu
Suicide Prevention @ Care to Change
May 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Learn if your loved one is considering suicide and what you can do to help.

Jun
19
Wed
Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Jun 19 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

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 men

ICMH presents our last event of the Spring 2019 Series: Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors.

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 walk-ins.

Scholarships are available: click here to fill out a scholarship request.

tal health community resources.

Aug
14
Wed
Substance Addiction Ministry Recovery Mass: Prayer for those struggling @ Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Substance Addiction Ministry Recovery Mass: Prayer for those struggling @ Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Addiction touches many people’s lives, but it is something that few of us really discuss. Addiction should not be battled alone! It impacts the individual, family, and community-we all know someone who is affected by an addiction of some sort. Please join Archbishop Thompson and Substance Addiction Ministries of Archdiocese of Indianapolis on August 14 at 7:00 pm for a Substance Addiction Ministry Mass at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral (1347 North Meridian St, Indianapolis 46202), where we will lift up in prayer those who are afflicted and affected by addictions. A reception and refreshments will be available immediately following Mass in the Cathedral Parlor. Please contact us at kcarroll@archindy.org with any questions.

Sep
17
Tue
Church Leader Roundtable – Tackling Hard Topics @ Care to Change Counseling
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Care to Change tackles hard topics with church leaders at this quarterly roundtable. September 17th topics include mental health and suicide. How to recognize signs, how to intervene, and how to resopnd when suicide strikes your church. Space is limited and breakfast is provided so registration is required to attend. Registration starts April 30.