mental health

Steve Burger

A new partnership aims to provide members of the Indiana National Guard with mental health and substance abuse care. Indiana National Guard behavioral health officer Maj. Scott Edwards says the program called “Mission Recovery,” tailored to service member’s needs.

“So when service members come they are meeting with a provider who understands more about the realities of being a military member,” Edwards says. “That’s hugely important for us and it’s key to the success in any kind of initiative where people come to get help for mental health or substance abuse problems.”

A push to change the way mental health is treated has been embraced by a community in central Indiana.

Suicide is the seventh leading cause of death in Hamilton County where Fishers is located. Two years ago, Mayor Scott Fadness committed to the Fishers Mental Health Task Force.

Terrell Harris spent two years in prison on a drug charge when his son was a toddler.

Now, he worries about the effects of that absence.

“I’ve noticed a change in my son because of me not being there and being incarcerated,” Harris says.

For little kids, having a parent gone “constantly puts them in a stressful situation,” Harris says. “They are wishing their dad was here.”

Ingredients To A Healthy Living

Feb 8, 2016
Alison Petrash

Already given up on your New Years Resolution? In the show, we're discussing ways to make healthy changes in food, exercise and mental health. These changes could help you redefine your goal and create a new resolution. Find out what's trending in the Tri-State here on WNIN.

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