It’s been 2 years! – Newsletter Winter 2018, Vol. 5

Please join us in a birthday celebration!   On February 23rd, LookUpIndiana.org celebrates year two.  LookUp is a state-wide website focused on mental and behavioral health and wellness, providing information and resources throughout Indiana.  Initially, LookUp was launched as a regional website, serving ten Northeast Indiana counties, but expanded state-widelast month.

We couldn’t have done it without you, and we want to share in this celebration by first offering our very sincere thanks.  LookUp is a community resource built by the community, and we are appreciative of those who have tirelessly helped us over these last two years, and who will continue to do so.  We are touched to witness the passion Hoosiers possess for helping others, giving their time and talents in helping to create a website to overcome some mental health challenges.  In a needs assessment The Lutheran Foundation conducted in 2013, people reported they did not know where to go for mental and behavioral health information and resources.  The results also revealed that stigma was preventing people from reaching out for help.  LookUp was created to help provide solutions to these challenges, and we would not be as effective in populating LookUp without caring people like you.

We also have two wonderful crisis line partners.  We give thanks toParkview Behavioral Health for offering their 800#, answering crisis calls for the state 24/7, 365 days a year.  We also give thanks to RemedyLIVE for offering their text-to-chat service 24/7, 365 days a year.  The text-to-chat option is extremely popular with our youth.  We believe these crisis lines have saved lives, and we are grateful for their partnership.

We also have two new partners.  First, we have partnered with Indiana’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction to provide connectivity for their System of Care initiative.  LookUp has built a platform to enable System of Care in all 92 counties to share their good works with their community, and to share best practices across the state.  We believe Indiana is unique in this collaboration, and we give thanks to DMHA for their faith in us.  Soon, you will be able to see this partnership come alive as more and more System of Care coordinators populate their county pages.  Visithttps://lookupindiana.org/mycommunity/ for a sneak peek!

Our other partnership is with the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University.  Their Indiana School Mental Health Initiative has its own page on LookUp, offering a one-stop-shop for all things mental and behavioral health for educators.   Soon, this page will be complete.  For a sneak peek, visit https://lookupindiana.org/schools/.

Thank you for helping to build LookUp, and for your support and promotion of LookUp.  Together, we are making a huge impact for Hoosiers.

LookUp has provided nearly 16,000 website users with a place to go for mental and behavioral health information!

2016 Users
2,513
2017 Users
11,291
Lifetime Users *
15,848
*(as of 2/21/18)
Balloons in Air
Balloon Release at LookUp Launch on February 23, 2016.
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