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  • CareSource Foundation Awards Grant to Overdose Lifeline
    The CareSource Foundation has awarded Overdose Lifeline, Inc. a more than $178,000 grant to improve the prevention of and response to opioid overdoses in Indiana schools. These funds will provide school partners with the emergency, life-saving medication naloxone, develop a custom training course for school staff and connect schools to evidence-based prevention programs. Learn more
  • A new program offers free Lyft rides to people in recovery from addiction
    The Indiana Recovery Network is partnering with Lyft to offer free rides to individuals in recovery from substance use disorders. The program is available to anyone actively engaged with one of Indiana Recovery Network’s 20 regional recovery hubs. Learn more
  • President Biden Calls for Increased Funding to Address Addiction and the Overdose Epidemic
    This increased funding would support the expansion of evidence-based prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery support services, with targeted investments to support underserved communities. The budget also includes an increase in funding for efforts to reduce the supply of illicit drugs like fentanyl and stop drug trafficking. More
  • Alternatives to Suicide Peer Facilitator Training
    DMHA is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the Alternatives to Suicide Peer Facilitator Training.  The Alternatives to Suicide approach was developed by the Wildflower Alliance in 2009 as one of the only peer-to-peer groups that focuses primarily on the topic of suicide.

    The 3-day training will be held from May 2 – 4, 2022 in Indianapolis and is free of charge thanks to funding from the SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith State Youth Suicide Prevention grant, A Focus in Community, State & Peer Collaboration: Striving to Achieve Zero Suicides in Indiana.

    We currently have space for up to 22 people and will prioritize the applications of individuals who meet the following criteria:(1) have the ability to attend all 3-days, (2) are interested in starting a support group in their community, and (3) who have experienced thoughts of suicide in the past.

    If you’d like to apply to attend this training, please visit the following link and submit the requested information: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Alt2SuicideFacilitatorApp. Once your application has been reviewed, we will be contacting you regarding your eligibility.  Please note that if you are not selected to take part in the training on these specific dates, there will be an additional opportunity to participate in September 2022.  You are also welcome to reach out with any questions to Michelle Bulington, michelle.bulington@fssa.in.gov.
  • Request for Funding Announcement for Transportation for Justice-Involved Populations
    The Division of Mental Health and Addiction would like to announce that a request for funding, RFF-2022-008 Transportation for Justice-Involved Populations is now available on the DMHA funding page. The purpose of this funding is to remove the barrier to successful re-entry, and recovery, for justice-involved individuals who are on work release, probation, awaiting sentencing, formerly incarcerated, etc. This grant aims to assist with reliable transportation to/from places of employment, substance use/mental health treatment or appointments, court or other services related to re-entry and overall wellbeing.  Learn more
  • Division of Mental Health and Addiction open positions
    The Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Addiction and Forensic Treatment team currently has two opportunities to join our team as a forensic treatment clinical director and forensic treatment services coordinator. Forensic treatment clinical director (305921)   Forensic treatment services coordinator (305948)
  • IAPRSS: Valuable Resource for Peer Recovery Supports
    IAPRSS provides access and structure to the ever-growing continuing education of peer recovery support professionals. These benefits are open to all peer recovery supports. More