Dear Advocates,

I hope that you are well during this trying time and I very much appreciate your support in fighting mental health conditions and substance use disorders during the past few weeks. Your response with regard to the issue of behavioral health and COVID-19 has been extremely helpful as we aim to respond to the new world we find ourselves in. We have attempted to incorporate the feedback on the needs of the population we serve as we also coordinate new initiatives in the mental health and substance use fields.

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic MHAI will reschedule and make more robust the 2020 Indiana Mental Health and Addiction Symposium, originally scheduled for May 28, 2020 at Union Station.

The in-person Annual Symposium will be rescheduled to December 10, 2020. We will instead fold the Heroes for Recovery Luncheon into the Symposium, in place of the Symposium luncheon. We have communicated with our partners, the Indiana University School of Psychiatry and the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, both of which will continue their support under this strategy. This timing will also avoid the pile up of moved conferences that will now be held in the fall.

In addition we will hold a virtual meeting on May 28th, the original date of the Symposium. The theme will be around the impact/response of COVID-19 on mental health and substance use. Mental Health America of Indiana understands how difficult the past few weeks have been for the professionals in our field, along with advocates, families, and those living with mental health and substance use conditions. We welcome you all to join us virtually on May 28th as we unite the behavioral health coalition in Indiana.

While we find ourselves in a time with significant challenges, this is also a time for new opportunities. I believe that this new Symposium strategy is that and we appreciate your support in its implementation and promotion. This new strategy will provide professionals with the opportunity to obtain 12 CEUs at a significant reduced cost using the “Early Bird” rate.  Secure your spot in the webinar and/or Symposium by clicking on the link below.

Thank you and be well,

Stephen C. McCaffrey, JD
President and CEO of Mental Health America of Indiana
Mental Health America of Indiana is combining our annual Heroes for Recovery Luncheon with our annual Mental Health and Addiction Symposium! It will be held on December 10, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza at Union Station. Make sure to register for our COVID-19 Webinar to receive a special Early Bird Rate!

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please contact our event coordinator, Rebekah Gorrell .
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In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and following guidelines of CDC, the Governor of Indiana, and the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions, the EmberWood Center has established a new protocol for treating our clients. In-person direct services have been suspended until further notice from the CDC, and tele-therapy will be offered instead. Clients can participate via their phones, tablets, or computers and they will be contacted with instructions by their counselors.
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