State website provides mental health resources

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hoosiers may be struggling with mental health issues or feelings like stress, grief or anxiety that they’ve never experienced before.

As part of the Be Well Indiana initiative, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is providing access to tools and resources that can help people identify what they may be feeling and connect to resources that can help them through it.

Since its launch a week ago, more than 25,000 people have visited bewellindiana.org. As time progresses, more resources and tools will be available.

Through the website, Hoosiers can take one of several mental health self-assessments offered by Mental Health America specific to their needs or what they may be feeling. These quick snapshots of mental health can help the user decide if they could better manage their feelings or if they should seek additional support.

For information on the mental health tests, visit screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools.

Additionally, video resources have been updated on bewellindiana.org. Through this series of short, simple videos, Hoosiers can learn coping tips from local experts in a variety of fields, such as mental health, substance use disorder and more.

They are available at bewellindiana.com/video-resources.