Your community stands with you.

Local resources are available to help you navigate your path to mental wellness.
View Youth and Teen Resources
Ask for Help

City of Fishers

Bring Change to Mind Club


HSE Schools Counseling

HSE Schools Resources

Community Health Network

Tips on Getting Help

City of Fishers

Peyton Reikhof Foundation for Youth Hope

The Peyton Riekhof Foundation for Youth Hope

Youth Mentoring Initiative

Youth Mentoring Initiative

Youth Assistance Program

Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program

View Adult Resources
View General Help Resources

Mental Illness: An Illness Like Any Other Illness

Physical Health:

Mental well-being is like any other well-being we monitor within our bodies. If you broke an arm, you wouldn’t be ashamed of going to the hospital, right? The same should be true of our mental wellness.

Mental Health:

Mental illness is an illness just like any physical illness or challenge. There are resources to heal and recover, just like you would wear a cast if you broke an arm. When we start talking about mental illness like other illnesses we face, we can all start recovering sooner.

How Do I Start A Conversation About My Mental Wellness?

follow these Approaches to start a conversation:
1. Process taLk:

If starting the conversation is difficult or uncomfortable, you can start with ‘process’ talk, meaning start with talking about talking.

  • ‘I want to talk to you about something but don’t really know how’
  • ‘There’s something going on in my life that’s bothering me, can I talk and will you listen and try to understand?’

2. specific example approach:

You could also take a specific approach. Talk with someone you trust about a specific problem you’re struggling with.

  • ‘I think something’s wrong because I can only sleep a few hours and I feel out of control’
  • ‘I’ve noticed I’ve been pulling away from people and I don’t feel like myself’

3. suggestions of support:

Finally, you could start the conversation with suggestions of support.

  • ‘I feel like I want to see a doctor but I’m scared of admitting there might be something wrong, would you go with me?’
  • ‘I’m not thinking very clearly and I’m getting treatment for my mental illness. If I do something strange will you bring it to my attention so we can talk about it together?’

The information above is from Mental Health America.
Use These resources for more information:

Community Health Network:

Text IN to 741741

or Call 800.273.8255 or 317-621-5700


Text LookUp to 494949 or

Call 1- 800-284-8439

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Text TALK to 741-741 or

Call 9-8-8

National Resources

Fishers supports the following mental health organizations for their advocacy and quality, vetted information intended to help those suffering from mental illness or their caregivers.

Connect to additional resources from our national resource partners on key topics curated for the Fishers community:
View Youth and Teen Resources
Take a Mental Health Screening

Mental Health America

Navigating A Mental Health Crisis

National Alliance on Mental Illness

What to do if I'm suffering

City of Fishers

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Recognizing Warning Signs

Mental Health America

Lifeline Online Chat

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

View General Help Resources
Improving Mental Health Daily

National Alliance on Mental Illness

9 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health

Psychology Today

How Food Affects Mood

Mind For Better Mental Health

31 Tips to Boost Mental Health

Mental Health America

How To Look After Your Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation

5 Ways of Wellbeing

Mind For Better Mental Health

Healthy Habits of Emotional Well-Being

Give An Hour

How can I support #StigmaFreeFishers?

Find Help From Community Leaders

If you need help getting started with your own community or mental wellness initiative, find help from community leaders. Get access to resources, objectives, reports, and more.

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If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 9-8-8 or 9-1-1.