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Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) advances effective recovery supports and services for people with mental or substance use disorders and their families.

Look Up Indiana – Healing our community with Hope

Good for articles on MH diagnosis as well as chat line and crisis line

Mental Health Front Door

Copeland Center

What is WRAP?

Family and Social Services Administration

Financial assistance such as TANF and SNAP.

Next Level Recovery

United Way Allen County 211

Referral assistance for housing, shelter, food, legal aid, clothing, education, counseling, utility assistance, health care, and transportation.

Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale

Good resources for peer support specialists

In Mood Rings

Online support community for mood disorders & substance abuse – a virtual peer support!

LGBT National Help Center

Organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity.


A resource which connects suicidal individuals with recovery specialists who have undergone similar feelings and situations.

Doors to Wellbeing

A group focused on helping youth find the resources necessary for recovery and forge new paths for themselves and others in the community.

Talking to Your Kids About Drug and Alcohol Abuse

A useful guide on how parents and guardians can discuss the dangers of substance abuse with their children without alienating them.

Intervention eBook

A comprehensive booklet which discusses how parents and guardians can talk to their children about drinking or doing drugs and find them help.

Returning to Work After Substance Abuse: What Employers Can Do for Their Employees

An article on how employers can best make their employees returning from rehab more comfortable in the work environment.

Start Your Recovery

A website that educates friends and families how they can help people dealing with substance abuse. Also shows available resources in a given area.

Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide


Indy REC will be a safe space for anyone who is looking for, or in recovery. We will offer individual recovery coaching sessions, group recovery sessions, activities, sober social activities, or just come and hang out.

For more information about Indy REC please see the flyer below, or contact Rebekah Gorrell ( or Heather Rodriguez (

Indy Rec Flyer

IRN App is an organization that provides an invaluable service to addicts and their families. We believe that every person deserves to have a drug-free and alcohol-free future.

Look Up Indiana – Healing our community with Hope

Good for articles on MH diagnosis as well as chat line and crisis line

Peer Support Developing & Facilitating Self-Help Groups

Helpful article for developing and facilitating support groups.

Peer Support and Social Inclusion – SAMHSA

Recovery and Recovery Support – SAMHSA

Good article from SAMHSA defining recovery.

What is a Peer – Mental Health America

Peer Support – Get the Facts – Mental Health America

Know The Warning Signs

10 common warning signs of mental health conditions in teens and young adults

Recovery Month

Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.

LGBTQ Nation

LGBTQ Nation is an online news magazine, reporting on issues relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer community.

Mad in America

Blog about a woman, Sara Yelich-Koth, who overcame schizophrenia.  Sara Yelich-Koth is a writer, speaker, social worker and mental illness advocate. She created Schizophrenia Deconstructed as a presentation in 2014. She also wrote an autobiography about schizophrenia. Sara has a degree in philosophy and studied master’s level counseling psychology.


Blogs on different mental health issues.