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.