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Mental Health America Of Porter County

Is it just winter blues?

VALPARAISO | Mental Health America of Porter County is getting ready to embrace the upcoming winter months. This time of year is marked by colder weather and shorter days with less sunlight. During this time, many people experience a reduction in mood, or “Cabin Fever.” Yet many people can o…

January 03, 2014 5:06 pm

Many ways to give back this year

VALPARAISO | The Holiday Season is here! It is the season of giving, and Mental Health America of Porter County would like to remind you of the importance of giving back, and the many ways in which you can do so. Giving back not only helps out those in need, but it also can provide you with …

December 17, 2013 11:16 am
GiftLift program bolsters those affected by mental illness

GiftLift program bolsters those affected by mental illness

VALPARAISO | Volunteers on Tuesday sorted and organized gifts at the Mental Health America of Porter County office as part of the giftLift program, a holiday program the agency conducts each year collecting and distributing holiday gifts to those affected by mental illness.

December 10, 2013 5:25 pm Photos

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Caring is Sharing!

Caring is Sharing!

VALPARAISO | For over 50 years Mental Health America of Porter County has sponsored the giftLIFT Program, providing a lift with a gift to community members in need whose lives are impacted by mental health. In 2012 over 2000 gifts made the holidays brighter for 560 individuals and families. …

November 12, 2013 4:44 pm

Be safe this Halloween

Mental Health America of Porter County realizes that Halloween is right around the corner! That means that it is time for costumes, candy, and decorations. With all of the fun that accompanies this holiday, MHAPC would like to remind you that there are many things to be aware of during the n…

October 27, 2013 1:33 pm

Mental Health America of Porter County supports National Suicide Awareness Month

PORTER COUNTY | Mental Health America of Porter County is joining the community in supporting National Suicide Awareness Month. According to the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System’s national study in 2011, 15.8% of students had seriously considered attempting suicide. 12.8% of stu…

September 23, 2013 4:03 pm

Back to School can be stressful

VALPARAISO | Mental Health America of Porter County (MHAPC) realizes that the beginning of a new school year can be a stressful time for families. Children have to cope with issues such as new teachers and classmates, bigger classrooms, new routines and more schoolwork. This time can be part…

August 13, 2013 7:29 pm

Help children with mental health issues

VALPARAISO | Summer is in full swing and Mental Health America of Porter County would like to reach out to all of the adults who are helping the children in their lives grow up healthy. Often times it is easy for adults to recognize a child’s basic physical needs such as nutritious and balan…

July 29, 2013 2:49 pm

Mental Health American of Porter County launches new support group

VALPARAISO | Mental Health America of Porter County is launching a new support group for family members and friends of individuals who are living with a mental illness. TLC is an open, peer to peer support group that provides a safe, stigma free environment where individuals can feel safe sh…

April 17, 2013 7:46 pm

Mental Health America of Porter County invites you to “Purple Up! For Military Kids”

VALPARAISO | April marks the nation’s “Month of the Military Child,” a time to honor youth and their service to our country. In celebration, Mental Health America of Porter County as part of their Building Up Our Youth program is proud to support Indiana Operation: Military Kids (OMK), part …

April 03, 2013 10:12 pm

28th annual Antique & Collectibles show is March 2

VALPARAISO | 28th annual Antique and Collectibles Show, "Treasures of the Past" is set for Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

February 25, 2013 5:19 pm

FAFSA help for students

VALPARAISO | Prom, graduation, college – these can be some of the exciting moments happening in the lives of high school seniors and their parents this spring semester. This is also the time of year for incoming and continuing college students to fill-out the FAFSA (Free Application for Fede…

February 21, 2013 2:26 pm

We All Need Some TLC!

VALPARAISO | Do you care for or about someone that is living with a mental health issue? Does this leave you feeling run down? Tired all the time? Irritable? You need to take care of yourself so that you can continue to care for your loved ones. Mental Health America of Porter County is prou…

February 21, 2013 2:23 pm
Mental Health America of Porter County sends a heartfelt thanks to the community

Mental Health America of Porter County sends a heartfelt thanks to the community

VALPARAISO | Sponsored by Mental Health America of Porter County, the annual giftLIFT program connects people whose lives are impacted by mental health with the opportunity to receive gifts for the holiday season.

January 14, 2013 2:47 pm

Stress-Less Holidays

PORTER COUNTY | The winter holidays are here! Although this is a most joyous season, it is often accompanied by stress. Mental Health America of Porter County would like to draw your attention to some signs of holiday stress that the youth around you might be exhibiting. According to the Ame…

December 10, 2012 3:01 pm
Caring is Sharing!

Caring is Sharing!

VALPARAISO | Ahh the holidays they conjure up feelings of joy, your family lovingly singing carols while sipping hot cocoa. Gifts piled high beneath a beautifully decorated tree. For many individuals and families in our community this picture is not reality. Reality is that they do not have …

December 04, 2012 1:35 pm

Attitude of Gratitude

PORTER COUNTY | In celebration of this holiday season, Mental Health America of Porter County (MHAPC) is expressing an attitude of gratitude. MHAPC is a small, not-for-profit business whose purpose is to promote mental wellness throughout Porter County; this is achieved through advocacy, edu…

December 04, 2012 1:09 pm

No Bull-y

PORTER COUNTY | Mental Health America of Porter County is joining our community in supporting National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Bullying is aggressive behavior. A young person is targeted by one or more youths with repeated negative actions such as name-calling, making faces, obs…

October 26, 2012 2:31 pm

Open Door Social Club changes hours

VALPARAISO | Mental Health America of Porter County is a small, not-for-profit agency with a mission to promote mental wellness throughout Porter County. This goal is met through providing advocacy, education, support, resource, and referral services. We have been making a difference in our …

September 25, 2012 3:20 pm

Mental Health America of Porter CountyiInvites you to "Purple Up! For Military Kids"

VALPARAISO | April marks the nation's "Month of the Military Child," a time to honor youth and their service to our country. In celebration, Mental Health America of Porter County as part of their Building Up Our Youth program is proud to support Indiana Operation: Military Kids (OMK), part …

April 05, 2012 1:20 pm
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