In Indiana, the percentage of those with some form of mental illness is around 22.5%. The national average is below 20%. Worse yet, Indiana ranks in the bottom quarter of states when it comes to access to mental healthcare. The amount of reported mental distress in-state tripled since Covid hit.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Indiana residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
Be Well Indiana
A multitude of resources can be found for all Hoosiers by clicking here or by calling 211. There are multiple links available for several specific issues. The Indiana State Department of Mental Health itself can be reached by dialing 1-877-826-0011.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10 AM until 8 PM EST, there is a 24/7 text line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.