Mental Health Community Outreach & Education

You are not alone. Find hope and help through support groups, education, and connections to community resources.

Support Groups

You don't have to navigate mental health challenges alone. Many people benefit from local support groups led by trained peer facilitators and mental health professionals. There's no cost to attend!

• Kempf Bipolar Support Group
Individuals with bipolar disorder, friends, family members, and others affected by the condition are all welcome in this group, which is generously supported by the Kempf Family. Facilitated by the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center and Ascension St. Vincent Evansville. Meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of each month. For time and location, please contact Emily Reidford at Easterseals, 812.426.2640 or

• Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Group
If you've lost someone to suicide, you know the ripple effect is powerful and lasting. This group offers you an opportunity to gain strength and share insights with others who have experienced this tragic loss. Facilitated by the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center. Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month. For time and location, please contact Emily Reidford at Easterseals, 812.426.2640 or

• Tri-State Area Support Groups
Follow this link to find a wide range of support groups meeting a variety of needs throughout the Tri-State area. Please note: Due to Covid-19, some support groups may not be meeting in person at this time. Please check with each support group host to confirm and to learn about possible virtual meetings.

Mental Health Training Programs

Help build a healthier community and make a positive difference! Follow our links for details on these free training programs and how to participate.

CALM Workshop: Counseling on reducing access to lethal means is an important piece of the complex puzzle to help prevent suicide. 
QPR Training: Asking a question may be the first step in saving a life. All Question • Persuade • Refer sessions are taught by certified instructors.
Mental Health First Aid: This community collaboration teaches everyday people how to help a person through a mental health challenge, disorder or crisis. (Both youth and adult versions of Mental Health First Aid are available.)
Resiliency 101: This collaborative movement is designed to help young people thrive, enhancing their ability to move forward with optimism and confidence.

Community Partnerships & Additional Resources

Easterseals works together with diverse community partners to help meet local mental health needs. Follow the links below to learn more about these programs and initiatives!

Southwestern Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition: A group of individuals from a variety of agencies in the Tri-State who meet regularly to discuss suicide prevention
FACES: A local System of Care council that includes family members and representatives from various child serving agencies in the community
Hope Team: Dedicated to raising awareness about suicide while providing support to anyone who has lost someone to suicide
Peace Zone: A peer-run recovery center for individuals (age 18 and up) who are struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues
Resilient Evansville: An initiative to build resilience and enhance our ability to move forward with optimism and confidence
United Way of Southwestern Indiana: Uniting resources to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.

You are not alone and help is always available!
If you're struggling or concerned about someone else,
call the free National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988
or the 24-Hour Local Southwestern Crisis Hotline at 812.422.1100

Last updated: February 2, 2024

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