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Mental Health

Mental, behavioral and emotional health issues aren’t rare. They’re everywhere. And throughout northeast Indiana, people are suffering. These struggles don’t always look the way you’d expect. It’s time to look beyond the labels.

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Today’s Drugs: Prescription Drugs

Part of the Today’s Drugs series, Kevin Hunter, Captain of the Vice & Narcotics Division at the Fort Wayne Police Department shares what we should know about prescription drug abuse. (3:21 minutes)

Today’s Drugs: Addiction 101

Part of the Today’s Drugs series, Megan Fisher, MA, MHS, LCAC, LMHCA, CADAC IV, and a Director of Addiction Recovery Services at a large mental health center, shares what we should all know about addiction. (5:53 minutes)

Look Beyond the Labels

It's time to start the conversation, and silence the stigma around mental health. Look beyond the labels. (1:21 minutes)

Mental Health Myths

Published by BuzzFeedVideo, this short video shares six untrue facts about mental health you may possibly believe. (1:13 minutes)

What is Mental Health?

Produced by Dr. Mike Condra, Queen’s University’s Director of Health, Counseling & Disability Services. This animated video presents practical information about mental health. (5:32 minutes)

Today’s Drugs: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Part of the Today’s Drugs series, Megan Fisher, MA, MHS, LCAC, LMHCA, CADAC IV, and a Director of Addiction Recovery Services at a large mental health center, shares what we should all know about Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for addiction. (13:43 minutes)

Stigma and Mental Illness

A joint project of the IWK Health Centre and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. This video was designed to combat the stigma attached to […] (11:01 minutes)

Mental Illness: The Invisible Illness

MaxSilverman discusses how mental and physical illness are not supported equally by society. (19:49 minutes)

Celebrities Discuss Mental Health

Several celebrities, including Demi Lovato, Howie Mandel, Terry Bradshaw, and Paula Dean speak out on mental illness, and the stigma. (3:43 minutes)

Physical Health v. Mental Health

This short video brings humor to a serious problem asking, “Isn’t it time we started taking mental health more seriously?” Isn’t it time we start […] (1:27 minutes)

Indiana is in crisis. One in five Indiana adults (20.6%) experienced a mental health condition in the past year.

Nearly one in 10 Hoosier children (9.2%) have lived with someone who was mentally ill, suicidal, or severely depressed, compared to 7.8% nationally.

In 2016, more than half (52.2%) of children removed from their home by the Indiana Department of Child Services were removed due to parental drug and/or alcohol abuse.

Indiana has the 5th highest opioid abuse rate in the country, with 80 percent of Indiana employers having observed prescription drug misuse by employees. Indiana ranks 34th in drug deaths.

In 2016, there were 1,042 suicides in Indiana. And, suicide is the second leading cause of death for those aged 15-34 years.

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