Mental Health

Mental Health Matters

The state of mental health nationally and within Bartholomew County is experiencing a crisis that demands immediate attention. To improve the quality of life within our community, localized mental health action is essential and urgent. Mental Health Matters (MHM) is a Bartholomew County Community Health Initiative that is working to address challenges and improve the mental health system for youth and adults in Bartholomew County. The MHM team is working to help foster solutions that will be inclusive and equitable, as well as to promote the understanding that mental health is health. 

The three-year initiative, beginning in April 2023, completed a current state assessment and prioritized strategic solutions during its first year.  During 2024, they will begin the implementation of solutions, and 2025 will continue with implementation while focusing on long-term sustainability.

Every community member can make a difference by joining the #MentalHealthMatters initiative. Let your voice be a catalyst for change by subscribing to the MHM email list to stay current on the progress of the initiative as well as upcoming opportunities to learn and engage. Visit their website at