Empowering Families

Mental Health America understands that racism undermines mental health. Therefore, we are committed to anti-racism in all that we do. This means that we pledge to work against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms.


Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana (MHANWI) has served the Northwest Indiana community since 1957. We are a mental health agency with a unique focus on early intervention and prevention (#B4Stage4). We believe that by removing barriers early in life, positive mental health and well-being is achieved.

Our mission is to transform our community through proven programs that educate, empower, and strengthen the way individuals and families function for life.

How We Can Help

Our degreed professionals provide free programs and services in homes, group settings, and schools to prevent adverse childhood experiences, reduce infant mortality, and build strong families through early childhood development and parent education. We also support those experiencing emotional challenges and those living with a mental disability through advocacy, education, and referral.

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Parents today are faced with the challenge of raising children in an increasingly complicated world. We offer a number of programs that promote positive parenting and support parents with this difficult, yet rewarding, task.
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Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. MHANWI offers support, advocacy, and referral for adults experiencing emotional challenges and/or those living with a mental health diagnosis. We also offer a wide array of preventative programs for parents and children beginning at the very early stages of life, including prenatal and early childhood support.

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Children & Adolescents

The first five years of a child’s life are critical for setting the foundation for lifelong health, learning, and success. Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a significant impact on lifelong health and well-being. MHANWI offers a wide array of programs and services that educate, support and nurture children and adolescents, giving them the best chance for positive mental health and well-being.

Become a Champion of our Mission

Fall in love with the mission of MHANWI and help transform our community through your donation of time, talent, or treasures today. To learn about specific ways you can support Northwest Indiana families & children, click on the link below.

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