Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

ICMH luncheon — Pet Therapy

Also known as animal-assisted therapy, pet therapy interactions are used to help improve patients' mental, social, emotional, and physical functions. Learn more at the final Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health Luncheon of the spring.

Mental Health First Aid

Increase your comfort level in dealing with people with mental illness or distress. Have a basic understanding of some of the common mental illnesses you might encounter. Learn how to possibly save someone's life.

Report on ICMH luncheon about domestic violence

January 15thth — an excellent luncheon about #domesticviolence. Ashley Powell at Domestic Violence Network (DVN) was engaging, knowledgeable and very helpful.

Jarrid Wilson’s legacy of hope for mental health

On September 6th, megachurch pastor Jarrid Wilson ended his life. Wilson and his wife Juli had set up Anthem of Hope, a nonprofit to help Christians (and others) struggling with depression. His fellow clergy members continue to wrestle with what this means.

Last chance to RSVP for “Voices of Resilience: Stories of Immigration”

Nov. 20th — What a great dinner and discussion the Interfaith Mental Health Coalition has put together. RSVP now so you can get some of the tasty Yats food.

Voices of Resilience: Stories of Immigration

Nov. 20th — Hear stories from our immigrant neighbors about the intersectionality of youth, mental health, faith, and being an immigrant.

The Struggle Is Real: Youth Talking to Faith Leaders

Oct. 16th — Pairs of youth and clergy will model healthy, productive conversations about mental health. Youth will ask faith leaders questions, and faith leaders will model how to be a safe space for these kinds of conversations.

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!