Families First

All programs are now operated by Families First.
Families First’s mission is to create healthier communities by strengthening families and individuals though life challenges and changes.
Learn more at www.familiesfirstindiana.org.



MHA Indy Receives $1000 Grant from First Lady Karen Pence

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis receives grant by First Lady Karen Pence

$1,000 gift to MHA Indy’s crisis/text line


The National Alliance for Suicide Prevention Responds to new CDC report on suicide

Posted by: The National Alliance for Suicide Prevention  | Friday, April 22, 2016

MHA Indy is proud to be a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis caller response center.  Read more on the disturbing trend of suicides...here


Indiana Youth Institute's Issue Brief: Children's Mental Health

Posted by: Indiana Youth Institute  | Tuesday, April 5, 2016

IYI’s newest Issue Brief addresses the data available about the impact of mental health issues on Hoosier children and youth. Check out the warning signs and symptoms that youth in your program might be struggling.  

Learn how to intervene and find help for children who need treatment by taking a Youth Mental Health First Aid class through MHA Indy.  Contact Katie Keesling for information.


Mental Health Court launched in Marion County

Posted by: Brad Ray, Dona Sapp, Rachel Thelin  | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Marion County Mental Health Alternative Court (MHAC) is now federally certified!  The MHAC is a collaborative effort for the criminal justice system that allows moderate to high risk individuals with a mental illness an opportunity to regain stability in their lives by obtaining sobriety, strengthening their family relationships, connecting to housing and employment opportunities.  During the pilot phase in 2015, MHA Indy provided support and assistance by forming an advisory council consisting of community stakeholders, local treatment providers, and probation representatives.

read the full story


FSSA Launches "Recovery Works"

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Indiana’s new forensic treatment program for felony criminal offenders focuses on treatment over
incarceration to improve recovery and reduce recidivism


Depression Study for Couples

Posted by: Amy L. Delaney, Doctoral Candidate  | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Do you have depression? Are you in a relationship with someone who has depression?
Researchers from the University of Illinois are conducting a study to better understand how
romantic partners communicate when one or both people are depressed.


Depression Study

Posted by: Carrie Fisher, R.N., CCRP  | Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Have you felt depressed, down, sad most of the time, or less interested in things or unable to enjoy things for the last 8 weeks?


If yes, you may be eligible to take part in a study for depression being conducted by physicians at the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine. 


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