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 (
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
Common Language—a listing of frequently used, education-related mental health terminology and references.
School Mental Health Resources—links to professional organizations; frameworks; workshops,
General Information—more information about the ISHMI’s vision, mission, goals, and staff.