Local Resources

If you are in need of help or guidance, the following are some suggestions of whom  to contact.  You can also contact any of our board members, many of whom have been directly involved in their own care and treatment or the care and treatment of their mentally ill loved ones.

For all emergencies: 911

Information Referral Network: 211

If you or someone you know are thinking of suicide,
call 1-800-273-TALK(8255).

Bloomington Hospital: 812-336-6821

Emergency Room: 812-353-9515

Crisis Care Center: 812-353-9449

Stress Care Center: 812-353-9250

Landmark Psychiatric and Counseling Services: 812-353-3450

Indiana State Police, Bloomington Post: 812-384-4624

Monroe County Sheriff: 812-349-3332

Bloomington City Police: 812-339-4477

Indiana University Police: 812-855-3075

Indiana University Health Service: 812-855-4011

Indiana University Counseling and Psychiatric Service: 812-855-5711

Centerstone (formerly the Center for Behavioral Health): 812-339-1691

Meadows Hospital: 812-331-8000

Catholic Charities: 812-332-1262

Mental Health America: info@mha-monroe.com

MHA Directory of Mental Health Providers: www.mha-monroe.com/directory

Mental Health Association Indianapolis: 800-555-6424

NAMI Indiana: 800-677-6442, www.namiindiana.org/

NAMI Greater Bloomington Area: 812-369-3119

Family Support Group Facilitator: Daunna Minnich: daunna At aol.com

DBSA Support Group:  www.dbsabloomington-in.org

Indiana Department of Mental Health and Addictions: 317-232-7800

NAMI Indiana: What to do in a Psychiatric Crisis in Indiana:

What to do in a Psychiatric Crisis in Monroe County, Indiana

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Release of Information Form:

Bloomington Meadows Hospital Release of Information Form

The NAMI-GBA Board of Directors

We are a dynamic and hard-working group of people who are committed to improving the lives of our community's mentally ill and their family members.  We are some of those family members and consumers ourselves!

Please feel free to contact any of us with your ideas or concerns, or to seek help or advice, or even to share some of your experiences.

If you are interested in serving the affiliate by joining the board, please contact us at  812-369-3119 or e-mail us at info@namibloomington.org.

Meet the Directors

Executive Board:

President Emeritus Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. is the national spokesperson for the Harvard Brain Bank.  She has a brother diagnosed with schizophrenia.  Contact her at drjill AT drjilltaylor.com.

President Jill Giffin is the department administrator for Germanic Studies at Indiana University and has a brother diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder.  She  is a graduate of NAMI's Family to Family class.  She is a Support Group Facilitator and has served on NAMI-GBA's family panel at CIT training sessions for the community's police officers. Also, she is a member of the Family Advisory Committee to Centerstone. Contact her at jillleathgiffin AT yahoo.com.

Vice President John Isbell is often found volunteering his time and talent for local Bloomington organizations including the Shalom Community Center and Volunteers in Medicine. He works at Centerstone as a case manager. As both a consumer and a family member of someone with mental illness, he is familiar with the multi-faceted world of treatment and support. Contact him at clayisbell AT earthlink.net.

Treasurer Paul Fogelman

At-Large Directors:

David Carrico
is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with 33+ years as a provider of services for consumers with mental health disabilities at Centerstone in Bloomington.  Growing up with a brother with mental  illness, David  has used this experience to provide services to consumers, support families, and assist the development of community based services.  He has been involved in the development of the Bloomington Police Departments' initial CIT training in 2006 and this program  continues today.  In partnership with the Monroe County Prosecutor's Office, David has also been active in the development of a jail diversion program.  The goal is to offer consumers the option of treatment services rather than punishment or incarceration.  Contact David at david.carrico AT centerstone.org

Christine Haseman

Sarah Hunt
is a single mother of a teenaged daughter diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She has taught the NAMI Basics course and has been a panelist on  NAMI-GBA's family panel at CIT training sessions for the community's police officers.   Contact her at sarah.f.hunt AT gmail.com.

Laura Jesseph is a NAMI-GBA Family to Family class instructor and has been a family support group facilitator. She also is our "Brain Pages" Newsletter editor.  Laura is a mother, grandmother, videographer, and musician. Contact her at ljesseph AT aol.com.

Kathleen Mickel
is a Bloomington resident for over 30 years with a degree from the IU Music School. Kathleen has served as a NAMI Family to Family class instructor and a support group facilitator. Contact her at kathimickel AT gmail.com.

Jan Owens

Michelle Pratt

Jan Reeves is interested in the justice system and mental illness. Jan serves on the Be Well advisory board. Contact her at jabbeyw AT sbcglobal.net.