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Mental Health

Mental Health America of Porter County (MHAPC) offers Tax Credits for Contributions

Mental-Health-America-Porter-CountyMental Health America of Porter County is pleased to offer Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits for contributions of $100.00 or more. NAP contributions give donors an opportunity to support emergency assistance to help pay for prescriptions to treat mental illness while receiving tax breaks on their Indiana state income tax liability. This is a win, win opportunity for the donor and MHAPC, states Mary Hodson, executive director. The donor receives 50% of contribution back in tax credits and MHAPC receives 100% of the donation!

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Mental Health America of Porter County Offers Social Support

2014-Mental-Health-America-of-Porter-County-offers-Social-Support-01When people imagine the summer season, most think about all the activities that come with the warm weather. These activities can range from just hanging out with family members to taking trips to the beach; the opportunities are endless during the summer months. While the terms that we use for our group of friends or family change depending on who you talk to, we could all agree that we see these people as our social support, the ones we depend on during hard times and enjoy being around during the happy times. Social support groups provide many things and are essential to our all-around health.

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Mental Health First Aid Instruction from Porter Starke Services

rot001You may know CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver. You can call 911. But can you administer first aid in a mental health crisis?

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Mental Health America of Porter County Invites You to “Think About Stigmas”

2014-mental-health-porter-county-stigmasMental Health America of Porter County is acknowledging Mental Health Awareness this month by addressing the issue of stigma. Growing up we are taught the facetious phrase, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” However, I disagree with this idea. Some of the things that stick with and affect individuals the most are the hurtful words rendered by family members, friends and even strangers. Consequently, it’s important that the community take time to see how their words can have a major impact on self-esteem and quality of life of individuals with mental illness.

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Beyond the Baby Blues - NWI Peer Support Group

beyond-the-baby-bluesThis support group is a self help group for women who are experiencing a Perinatal Mood & Anxiety disorder. Including depression, anxiety & panic disorder.

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Last Chance to Sign Up for the American Teens in Crisis Conference

american-teens-in-crisis-conference-logoToday is the last day to register for the 10th annual American Teens in Crisis conference.

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Mental Health America of Porter County Invites You To “Purple Up!” for Military Kids

Mental-Health-America-Porter-CountyApril marks the nation’s “Month of the Military Child,” a time to honor youth and their service to our country. In celebration, Mental Health America of Porter County as part of their Building Up Our Youth program is proud to support Indiana Operation: Military Kids (OMK), part of the 4-H Youth Development program of Purdue Extension.

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