Indiana Mental Health Resources for Students
Adversity, trauma, and stress can negatively affect the social, emotional, and cognitive development of teens and young adults. Adults often identify or mislabel students experiencing these issues as having behavior, discipline, and/or learning issues in school. The Indiana School Mental Health Initiative (ISMHI), a project of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University, works alongside school districts and their community partners to provide resources, training, and advocacy to promote the social, emotional, behavioral, mental, and physical health of Indiana’s school-age children. ISHMI’s goal is to increase school engagement and improve educational and life outcomes.
Through the ISMHI website LookUp Indiana, you can search by city name or zip code to find mental health providers, shelters, social service organizations, and support groups in your area. Take a look at some of LookUp’s resources, below, and then bookmark the website!
Common Language—a listing of frequently used, education-related mental health terminology and references.
School Mental Health Resources—links to professional organizations; frameworks; workshops, trainings, and assemblies; school-based health centers; mental health intervention registries; and more.
General Information—more information about the ISHMI’s vision, mission, goals, and staff.