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: Jill Giffin: namigreaterbloomingtonarea At gmail.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  Paul Fogleman

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.

Vice President 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.

Secretary 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.

Treasurer Jan Owens

At-Large Directors:

Christine Haseman

Kelly Higgins