Here for the Long Haul:

A Series on Mental Health for Civic Leaders

In the age of crisis and social distancing, many of our lives have been interrupted in ways that directly and indirectly impact our mental health. This series focuses on: awareness of distress signals in ourselves and others; how to prioritize self-care as a part of your work as a community and civic leader and finally how a grassroots organization is helping Hoosiers living with serious mental illness.

Each virtual event in this series has a separate registration so join us for any of them or all of them.

Psychological First Aid: Helping Yourself and Others

May 28, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish: How to Prioritize Personal Well-Being as a Leader

June 2, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Helping Hoosiers Heal: A Grassroots Perspective on Mental Health Work

June 9, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.


Psychological First Aid: Helping Yourself and Others

The uncertainty associated with a global health crisis like COVID-19 challenges everyone’s ability to cope. This course will help you to build resilience and support yourself and others through this crisis by reviewing basic principles of providing psychological first aid, including how to recognize and manage stress in yourself and in others and how to lend support to the organizations and neighborhoods that you’re serving during and following the COVID-19 outbreak. This session will be facilitated in partnership with the American Red Cross of Indiana.

Date: May 28th

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual (participants will be sent a Zoom link after registering)

Cost: Free, but we would appreciate any gift you can make to Leadership Indianapolis so we can continue to provide this kind of programming.

*Even though this event is free, advance registration is required.


Self-Care Isn’t Selfish: How to Prioritize Personal Well-Being as a Leader

The saying goes that one cannot pour from an empty cup yet many community advocates and leaders find themselves running on fumes, particularly in this time, to meet the needs of others. This candid conversation with yogi, world-traveler and former non-profit President Cassie Stockamp and Jay Chaudhary, Director of the Division of Mental Health and Addictions at Indiana Family and Social Services Administration will center on practical self-care techniques and resources available to you.

Date: June 2nd

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual (participants will be sent a Zoom link after registering)

Cost: Free, but we would appreciate any gift you can make to Leadership Indianapolis so we can continue to provide this kind of programming.

*Even though this event is free, advance registration is required.


Helping Hoosiers Heal: A Grassroots Perspective on Mental Health Work

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Indiana is a grassroots public charity helping people living with serious mental illnesses, their families and friends. NAMI Indiana’s work also extends to the political sphere as they provides legislative advocacy, support, education, and training programs for people and groups across Indiana. In this session, you will hear from NAMI Indiana Executive Director Barbara Thompson and learn about their statewide initiatives while gaining an understanding of national mental health trends and people with lived experience.

Date: June 9th

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual (participants will be sent a Zoom link after registering)

Cost: Free, but we would appreciate any gift you can make to Leadership Indianapolis so we can continue to provide this kind of programming.

*Even though this event is free, advance registration is required.


Thanks to our event partner IndyHub!