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Mental Health Services Referral Information & Hotlines

In addition to Regional Mental Health Center’s services, a large network of community and faith-based mental health assistance and resources exists in Northwest Indiana. We’ve compiled a list of local agencies here for your convenience. If you need immediate crisis assistance, call our hotline at 219.769.4005 or 888.398.7050, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Call 211 for referrals to Community Resources such as Counseling Centers, Domestic Violence Shelters and other social services to assist in a crisis. Some resources are offered at no charge. Some support groups are peer run and others are facilitated by an organization. Some counseling services are based on a sliding fee scale and others are full fee. Check with the individual’s insurance company for behavior health care benefits.

Call 211 for Information and Referral. Northwest Indiana Community Action Corp. Dial 211 or 219-794-1829 or TTY 888-814-7597. Provides information and referral 24/7 for Northwest Indiana for all types of community resources, social services, agencies and volunteer services.

Search for a community resource by going to, click on the box “211 Assistance” on the right hand side. Click on the box “Find Help” in the middle.


Mental Health America (Prevention, Education and Support): Lake County (219) 922-3822, 9722 Parkway Drive, Highland, IN 46322
Porter County (219) 462-6267 |


AA Central Service Organization: Provides information and referral for support group locations and hotline.
(219) 844-6695, 7207 Indianapolis Blvd., Hammond, IN 46324 | or


NA: (800) 711-6375 Narcotics Anonymous information and referral for support group locations and hotline.


GA: (855) 222-5542 hotline to locate Gamblers Anonymous information and referral for local support groups.


Crisis Center Crisis Contact Line/Suicide Prevention Line: (219) 938-0900 or (800) 519-0469


Suicide Prevention Council District One (5 counties in Northwest Indiana):
Lake County, Porter County, Jasper and Newton Counties
Contact Mariaelena Trejo
Prevention Assistant, NWI Suicide Prevention Council Coordinator, LGBTQ Coalition Coordinator

Department of Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (Press 1 for Veterans)

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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