MCCOY’s Mental Health Matters Initiative prioritizes equitable funding and capacity building of community mental health supports and services. We focus on positively impacting and safely serving individuals and families who are continually and disproportionately under-served and targeted by systemic injustices.
Our Promise > This work will come alongside the community, be performed by the community and will sustain the community.
Events & Trainings
EspressIt! Curriculum Training
May 16 1:30-3:30pm, FREE
eCPR Certification Training
May 18 & 19, 9am-4pm daily FREE
Afternoon Tea Brunch
Women Only Event
May 28, 3-6pm FREE
Youth Mental Health First Aid
June 10, 9am-4pm FREE
Programming is provided by trusted MCCOY project partners.
Tru Promise by Tru Colors
The purpose of this program is to provide facilitated discussions around self and social awareness for students between 12 and 18 years old. The foundation of this program is to create a climate of trust, safety, and rapport. By doing so, participation and investment should be a natural byproduct of the culture and climate that has been established. The desired outcomes of this program is that students will gain knowledge to support strengthening their identity, increase their emotional intelligence and conflict resolution skills, and to encourage them to be civically engaged within their communities as leaders.
Community Cohort coming soon.
6 week program created to serve as a safe space for Boys of color to learn how to process their emotions in a healthy and supportive environment. In order to accomplish this, we want to guarantee that all participants feel heard, affirmed, and welcomed into this space. Struggle University stands by its core values of accountability, self-awareness, renewal, and inclusion. In order to maintain these values, Struggle University believes in affirming the whole human and the intersection of each participant’s identity.
Boys Community Cohort @ MCCOY 4/15-5/20
Girls Community Cohort @ MCCOY Coming in June
Browse below for mental health resources, including lifelines and community organizations.
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide and seeking emotional support, there are crisis lines available via phone, chat, or text
- 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (TALK)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Online Chat Services
- Crisis Text line: Text IN to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling. We’re here for you.
- Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
- Trevor Project Lifeline (confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ+ youth): 866-488-7386
- TrevorText: Text START to 678-678.
- Veterans Crisis Line (for military service members, veterans, and family): Call 800-273-8255 and press 1
- Text 838255
- Support for deaf and hard of hearing: 800-799-4889
- Homeless Veterans Chat
If a suicide attempt has occurred, call 911 immediately or go to a nearby hospital emergency room.
YOUNG MEN, INC. YOUTH MINISTRY:
A program designed to empower African American males and youth in historically marginalized communities ages 9-16, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually
Free therapy vouchers and services to connect black women and girls with culturally, racially, and gender competent mental health services
A youth development organization that provides mentoring-based programs
A program facilitated by African American family members of loved ones with a mental health condition
An organization that serves Central Indiana’s Latino community through services and community events
Monthly meeting designed to create space for people in the African American and Latinx communities of Indianapolis to have conversations about mental health that is shaped by and for Black and Latinx individuals
Provides a directory of Latinx therapists and other resources for the Latinx community on mental health
THE AMERICAN INDIAN CENTER OF INDIANA
AICI’s Circle of Wellness Program, provides health education, screenings, and referral services to American Indians/Alaska Natives/Native Hawaiians in Indiana
A comprehensive health resource for Native youth by Native youth, promoting holistic health and positive growth in local communities and nationwide
A resource to improve prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use problems and services among Native people
Asian American Hoosiers
ASIAN MENTAL HEALTH COLLECTIVE
AMHC aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide
NATIONAL ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
NAAPIMHA strives to raise awareness of the role of mental health in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
SOUTH ASIAN MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE AND NETWORK
The SAMHIN provider network includes mental health professionals with a strong desire to provide counseling to the South Asian community
THE MENTAL HEALTH FUND FOR QUEER AND TRANS BLACK AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF COLOR
Provides financial assistance to QTBIPOC to increase access to mental health support
The world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people
NATIONAL QUEER ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER ALLIANCE
a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander organizations
Special thanks to our funders for this initiative: