MHA in the News

From letters to the editors, timely subjects, or announcements of our events, check out our public announcements below.

Join Us for Our Annual Meeting!

You are invited to join us for our Annual Meeting on May 10th, 7pm at the Roachdale Community Center, 204 N. Indiana St.

Join us for our Annual Meeting hosted by Mental Health America of Putnam County for a chance to reflect upon our year and thank those who have made a difference in Putnam County. Awards will be presented for Person of the Year and Educator of the Year, for those who have made an impact in our community.

Dr. Nancy Holsapple, Indiana State Director of Special Education, will be our speaker, sharing the good things going on at the IDOE in regards to SEL (social-emotional learning) and mental health for students and teachers.

Please view the full invitation here: 2021 MHAoPC Annual Meeting Invitation

Pandemic fatigue: Thanking health care workers and first responders

With more and more vaccinations for COVID-19 coming and infection rates going down, we’re beginning to see the light at the end of a long tunnel. And we still need the vigilance to carry on with wise decisions and remain aware of the pandemic.

With all of that, it’s been taxing, to say the least, on our well-being, and especially mental health. There have been days when the uncertainty and confusion of all of it became paralyzing, asking us to put every day activities on hold, some for the entire past year. There’s even a name for it: Pandemic fatigue. We’ve all got it. And for those groups that have been fighting on the front lines for so long and are still not able to rest, we salute you. The health care workers, the first responders, the teachers… Read more at Pandemic fatigue: Thanking health care workers and first responders.

Community Conversation with Greencastle Presbyterian Church

Karen Martoglio, Director of Mental Health America of Putnam County joins Presbyterian Church to talk about mental health, the impact we’re seeing her in our community, and depression awareness month. Many of us know or have experienced the reality of mental health issues, and one of the best things we can do for ourselves and others is be informed and reach out!

Listen to their conversation below!

Got Resilience?

Life is a journey that does not come with a roadmap to allow individuals to plan and prepare for its twists and turns. Everyone experiences the curves of life from everyday challenges to events in life that cause more lasting effects. Each life experience impacts individuals differently regarding feelings, thoughts, and reactions. Resilience assists individuals in adapting to life changes over time .

The American Psychological Association defines resilience as “The process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors” (APA 2012). Read more at Got Resilience?