United We Change the Conversation About Mental Health

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Take Care of Your Mental Health
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In times of crisis, it’s especially important to support mental health. Studies show that one in five adults experience mental illness, yet less than half receive the support they need.


Many individuals do not seek mental health treatment because of a lack of resources or the feared stigma attached to mental illness. 


What You Can Do to Change the Conversation

The social distancing our community is practicing can lead to increased feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, boredom, anger, frustration, irritability and even stigmatization. Learn to recognize these feelings and reach out to family, friends or other people in your support network or a trained professional to talk about your mental health.


What Lake Area United Way is Doing to Change the Conversation

With localized partnerships, United Way aims to change the conversation about mental health in Lake County. By providing access to quality, affordable health care, United Way’s partners ensure that our communities get the mental health resources they need. If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, suicidal or dealing with other mental health challenges one of these programs could help:

  • Regional Mental Health Center 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, 219-769-4005

  • Community Healthnet Behavioral Health Department 24-Hour Helpline, 219-359-4836

  • Edgewater Health 24-Hour Helpline, 219-885-4264 ext. 2235

  • The Crisis Center, 219-938-0900

  • Disaster Hotline, 800-985-5990

  • Indiana Parenting Institute Parenting Support Services, 219-886-1111

  • Indiana Parenting Institute Non-Emergency Urgent Care, 219-677-1565

  • Marram Health Clinic (ask for Elizabeth or Laura), 219-806-3000

  • Mid-America Psychological and Counseling Services 10am-6pm, 219-513-8508

  • Mid-America Psychological and Counseling Services After Hours, 312-998-2339

  • Porter Starke Services, 219-531-3500

  • R.O.A.R. (Rapid Outreach Amplified Response) 24-Hour Helpline for First Responders (healthcare workers, police, families in crisis), 219-200-0003


United we can change the conversation around mental health.

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