Friday, May 1, 2020
Gov. Holcomb recently announced that the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has launched a new website, BeWellIndiana.org, to provide free mental health resources for Hoosiers. The site is designed to help with the increase in anxiety, depression and other mental health issues that may be triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The site helps address first-time issues as well as pre-existing mental health concerns.
BeWellIndiana.org contains information collected by the FSSA’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction that has been vetted by experts to help Hoosiers navigate their well-being through the current COVID-19 pandemic. There are resources for homeschooling, ways to work from home, information on coping with job loss, and advice on addressing medical questions and concerns. The site also includes information for those seeking help with insurance, unemployment, child care, food insecurity and more.
One of the best ways to cope throughout this crisis is by staying informed and taking care of yourself and others as safely as possible. The BeWellIndiana.org site also contains resources on coping mechanisms, crisis counseling, how to self-monitor for signs of stress, domestic violence help, substance use disorder and recovery, and tips for helping children, youth and teens. The site will continue to develop as a resource beyond the current pandemic.