Community Education & More

Michiana Behavioral Health is committed to providing our community with the latest information and updates in mental health. We regularly hold events and talks about mental health topics that are important to our programs and the field of mental health at large. Unless otherwise noted, all events run from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at our Plymouth, Indiana campus. Lunch will be served, and there is no charge for events. Seating is limited, so please call 574-936-3784 to reserve your spot. For those attending for credit, each event is 3 CEUs.

2023 Community Education Events

April 21, 2023
Topic: Understanding and Supporting LGBTQIA+
Natalie Lukich MS, LMHV
Crown Counseling-Therapist, Supervisor, LGBTQ Program Coordinator, Resource & Parent Support Group Coordinator

April 22, 2023
Topic: DEA Drug Takeback – 525 Foundation
Please join us from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Michiana Behavioral Health. Dispose of all your medication safely.

May 19. 2023
Topic: When Children Abuse
Darla France MA Counseling, MA Biblical Counseling, CBC, CTC
LifeTouch Ministries Counseling Center-Founder, Therapist, and the Director of LifeTouch Ministries Counseling & Teaching

October 29, 2023
Topic: DEA Drug Takeback – 525 Foundation
Please join us from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Michiana Behavioral Health. Dispose of all your medication safely.

August 25, 2023
Topic: “Drug Addiction: Protecting our young from falling into the abyss of the drug culture”
Mann Spittler, III DPM, CPP, Certified Addiction Counselor
Drug Addiction Preventionist, (Manda’s Story)

September 15, 2023
Topic: DBT Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-Understanding the Modules and Skills
Lindsey Janiga MA, LMHC, MCC
Midwest Center for Youth and Family-Therapist providing treatment for individual, group, and family therapy. As well as psychoeducation and DBT skills training to clients, families, and staff.

October 20, 2023
Topics: Ethics
Rob Morgan, MS
Counseling Services at Catholic Charities

Community Events

LaShawn put together a group of volunteers to help with the Habitat for Humanity house build for her Service Excellence Level 6 project. This project and Michiana staff volunteers has made a huge community impact, and with that being said Michiana was recognized and awarded with the “Large Business of the Year for 2022” from the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.

Michiana Behavioral Health donated back to Rock’in Healthy who is doing “Shake It Forward”, by providing healthy shakes to our front line healthcare workers in our Plymouth Community.

Ongoing support for The REES continues with recent gifts from staff members of MICHIANA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH – “Jean Day Fund”. Bonnie Ulrich from BOONEE’S PRIMITIVES – “Give Back Days”. Students, staff and patrons from last weekend’s performance by the PHS FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT – “Bob Pickell Performing Arts Stage”. Thank you for joining the effort to revive the historic REES!

Blanket Donations

Jaime Prater and Mike Starrett donating blankets and bed sheets to Miller’s Veterans Center in South Bend, Indiana

DEA Drug Take Back Event-April 23, 2023, from 9am-1:30pm. We will have a drop off site in our parking lot. Please help
dispose of unwanted prescriptions and medications safely.

Bowen Center Carnival-Date-TBD. Come out at see us at the carnival, for fun and prizes.

Community Coat Drive-November 1-17th. Drop off a new or gently used coat at Michiana Behavioral Health Hospital.


Geminus Provider Fair: Merrillville- May 3rd, 2023

Indiana Criminal Justice Association: Fort Wayne-July 21st, 2023
South Bend-October 5th, 2023

National Association of Social Workers: Indianapolis -October 2 & 3rd, 2023

Indiana School Counselors Association: Indianapolis- November 9-10, 2023


Help Is Right Here

Our Assessment and Referral specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to schedule a no-cost, mental health assessments. Call 800-795-6252 or visit our facility to get started. For questions about our programs, you can also use our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.