In 1953 a small group of caring community members, with a budget of $259, formed the Mental Health America of Porter County, Inc. Their mission. . . to advocate for the mentally ill. Today, over 60 years later, we continue to be a voice for those suffering from mental illness and addictions and have broadened our services to provide education, resource and referral and support to help all members of our community improve and maintain their mental wellness.
Mission: Mental Health America of Porter County is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service.
Vision: Mental Health America of Porter county envisions a just, humane and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity and the opportunity to achieve their full potential through meaningful social inclusion that is free from discrimination.
Purpose: The purposes of Mental Health America of Porter County are to work for wellness, mental health and victory over mental and substance use conditions; to advocate the improved care and treatment of persons with mental and substance use conditions; to advocate for improved methods and services in research, prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of mental and substance use conditions; to educate the public about mental and substance use conditions and their causes and treatments; and to fight stigma and prejudice and promote social justice and recovery from mental and substance use conditions.