Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch unveiled the Roundtable’s mission and goals in a public address announcing Indiana’s 2022 Next Level Agenda. The Holcomb administration and IMHR members are committed to removing the stigma of mental health by creating easier access to people in need of services, building awareness and expanding education, and growing the workforce in mental health.
Many Hoosiers in need of assistance or treatment are reluctant to seek help. Others don’t realize they need help or that treatment options are available. This represents a huge barrier to overcome and, for too many of our fellow citizens, leads to tragic consequences.
Many Hoosiers dealing with mental health issues don’t always know where to turn for help. Providers are in short supply, and our current approach is fragmented and in many cases disconnected from other parts of the healthcare system, leading to suboptimal outcomes.
In some parts of Indiana, treatment options close to home are scarce. For many who seek treatment, obstacles and barriers persist. In other instances, those in need face long waiting lines. In addition, the cost of treatment remains a huge burden for many Hoosiers.