Monday, May 15
First and foremost, Mental Health America of Vigo County would like to thank everyone who came out to Liberty Village for the open house on May 4th. We would not be who we are without our community support!
The open house celebration, held on May 4th, opened up with a beautiful presentation of colors by Terre Haute North Vigo High School’s ROTC, led by Colonel Greenly. The welcome was followed with remarks from Aaron Loudermilk, President of MHAVC Board of Directors, Mayor Duke A Bennett, Matt Rayburn, Deputy Executive Director at IHCDA, and Mary Beth Wott, First Vice President Community Investment officer at Federal Home Loan Bank. To conclude, a ribbon cutting ceremony, presented by the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, was held.
Attendees of the open house were offered tours of the building and information on how to help grow the community and give back to tenants of Liberty Village.
We at Mental Health America of Vigo County are overwhelmed with the amount of support and encouragement from community members. Liberty Village continues to receive interest and we are overflowing with donations. It is amazing to see such love and devotion from community members!
If you are interested in donating to Mental Health America of Vigo County, visit our donation options here. You may call us by phone at 812-232-5681 or by mail at 1460 Spruce Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807.
We would like to give a special thank you to the following:
Monday, May 1
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
Mental Health America of Vigo County, Inc. would like to show its support for National Mental Health America and 2017’s Mental Health Month by talking about “Risky Business.”
It is important to educate yourself in order to fully understand what mental health entails. Mental Health America’s message of Risky Business addresses just a small portion of the world of mental health. Here are some key messages on understanding this topic and some tips to recognize “Risky Business.”
- Mental Health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.
- People experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently – and some engage in potentially dangerous or risky behaviors to avoid or cover up symptoms of a potential mental health problem.
- Sometimes people – especially young people – struggling with mental health concerns develop habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illnesses, or that could be signs of mental health problems themselves.
- Activities like compulsive sex, recreational drug use, obsessive internet use, excessive spending, or disordered exercise patterns can all be behaviors that can disrupt someone’s mental health and potentially lead them down a path towards crisis.
- It is important to understand early symptoms of mental illness and know when certain behaviors are potentially signs of something more.
- We need to speak up early and educate people about risky behavior and its connection to mental illness – and do so in a compassionate, judgment-free way.
- When we engage in prevention and early identification, we can help reduce the burden of mental illness by identifying symptoms and warning signs early – and provide effective treatment Before Stage 4.
(Information provided by the national Mental Health America)