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Regional Mental Health Center offers Mental Health Resources for Children & Families

In addition to the many available services and resources here at Regional Mental Health Centers, we’ve assembled numerous websites of organizations that offer information and advice regarding mental health resources for children and families. If you need immediate crisis assistance, crisis assistance, call our hotline at 219.769.4005 or 888.398.7050, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

National Federation of Families: Through a family and youth driven approach, children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families obtain needed supports and services so that children grow up healthy and able to maximize their potential To locate a chapter in Indiana, click on the drop down box "Find a Federation Chapter".

Kids Health & Teen Health Child Health Issues: Kids Health website has links for parents, children and teens on a variety of topics including mental health, eating disorders, substance abuse, self harm, suicide prevention.

4Girls.Gov/Office of Women’s Health: Website developed to help girls (ages 10 to 16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls, giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way. The website also provides information to parents and educators to help them teach girls about healthy living

Early Childhood Mental Health: Zero to three at and the Indiana Association for Infant and Toddler Mental Health

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Facts for Families information sheets.

Indiana Youth Institute: The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of Indiana children and youth by serving the people, institutions and communities that impact their well-being.

International Early Psychosis Association: The IEPA is an international network for those involved in the study and treatment of early psychosis.



Families and Divorce: Working It Out

This four-hour educational program is facilitated by professionals from RMHC who have experience working with families in transition. Attendance by both parents is required by the Civil Division of the Lake Superior Court within 60 (sixty) days of filing for divorce for parents of children under age 18.

Classes are held at both the Strawhun Center and at the Stark Center. Find dates and locations on the registration form.
Cost is $50 per person, cash or money order only.

Advance Registration is required. Click here for a printable registration form and for more information.
Register by phone at 219-392-6038 or 219-736-7271.
Class size is limited; first come, first served until class is filled.

With more than a dozen locations, Regional Mental Health Center serves Lake and Porter counties as well as residents from throughout Indiana and Illinois with emergency mental health services, mental illness treatment, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs.


Strawhun Center

8555 Taft Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
Fax: 219.769.2508

Stark Center

3903 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312
Fax: 219.392.6998

Outpatient Services

4016 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46327
Fax: 219.937.9086

2600 Highway Ave.
Highland, IN 46322
Fax: 219.972.9104

1441 East 84th Place
Merrillville, IN 46410
Fax: 219.794.2010

7783 E. Ridge Road
Hobart, IN 46342
Fax: 219.945.3673

Geminus provides our administrative services. Reach them at 219.757.1800

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