May 10, 2024

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Catholic Charities and local Catholic counselors can help

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Mental Health Awareness Month logo**For immediate, urgent mental health issues, call the national Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.**

Catholic Charities offers mental health services in Bloomington and Indianapolis, and in Martinsville and Seymour with some parameters.

The following is true of each location:

  • treats adults and children for anxiety, depression, family conflicts, grief and loss, trauma, life adjustments, relationship problems, stress and attachment issues;
  • offers individual, family and couples talk therapy (in person or via telehealth), play therapy for children, Theraplay therapy for attachment issues, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for trauma;
  • accepts most insurances and offers a sliding fee scale.

For more information or to schedule an appointment through Catholic Charities:

  • Indianapolis, go to or call 317-236-1500, option 2, to leave a message.
  • Bloomington, go to or call 812-332-1262l.

Those seeking mental health services in Martinsville must be referred by an IU Health Morgan physician.

For a list of vetted Catholic counselors in the archdiocese, go to or †


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