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On Constitution Day—September 17, 2021—Sagamore Institute hosted its 7th annual Indiana Conference on Citizenship, where we launched the Indiana Roundtable on Mental Health. One in five Hoosiers struggle with mental health issues yet many do not feel safe to seek help. That is why Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch has teamed up with the Indianapolis Colts and other state leaders to kick the stigma. The Rx includes increased awareness, more acceptability, and affordability of care.  

Watch the event highlights, read the speaker's bios, and explore our game day program to learn more.

Welcoming Remarks

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch

Kicking the Stigma

Kalen Jackson | Vice Chair, Indianapols Colts

Mental Health in Indiana, Part I

Jay Chaudhary & Dr. Charles Williams

Q&A Session


Celebrating American Ideas Award

Kalen Jackson | Presented by Allison Barber

Mental Health in Indiana, Part II

Michael O'Connor and Dennis Murphy

Mental Health and Local Communities

Chris Jensen and Anne Hazlett

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Mapping Resources

The first step to increased mental health awareness is kicking the stigma and feeling safe to reach out. The next step is knowing where to seek help. Sagamore curated the following list of mental health resources by region in Indiana. Browse by general mental health providers or addiction-specific treatment below, and click on the links to learn more!

(2) Muncie
(3) Fort Wayne
(4) South Bend
(5) Gary
(6) Lafayette

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(7) Terre Haute
(8) Bloomington
(9) Jeffersonville
(10) Evansville

It Takes a Village

Sometimes, we need help to seek help. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) and other state and national organizations offer amazing services to make the mental health and addiction recovery journey easier for those with extenuating circumstances.

Each year, an estimated 56% of state prisoners, 45% of federal prisoners, and 64% of jail inmates in the U.S. reported having a recent history or symptoms of a mental health problem that occurred in the past year. Likewise, 30% of inmates report worsening levels of mental distress after release than during incarceration.

Recovery Works is dedicated to providing support services to those without insurance coverage who are involved with the criminal justice system and increasing the availability of specialized mental health treatment and recovery services in the community for those who may otherwise face incarceration.

According to a 2019 CDC study, about 7% of women reported use of prescription opioid pain relievers during pregnancy. In the most recent estimate available, the number of women with opioid-related diagnoses documented at delivery increased by 131% from 2010 to 2017.

The Indiana Pregnancy Promise Program is a free, voluntary program for pregnant Medicaid members who use opioids or have used opioids in the past. The program connects individuals to prenatal and postpartum care, other physical and mental health care, and treatment for opioid use disorder. Through these supports and relationships, the Pregnancy Promise Program provides hope to parents and babies and sets a strong foundation for their future.

Nearly 75% of women in substance abuse treatment have experienced childhood sexual abuse, and addiction has been found to co-occur in 40-60% of intimate partner violence. incidents across various studies. Moreover, nearly 80% of domestic violence crimes are related to the use of drugs.

The Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking (ICESAHT offers a comprehensive list of services and advocates ready to help those who are or have experienced domestic or sexual violence with co-occuring substance abuse or mental health disorders.