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About DMHA
The Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) sets care standards for the provision of mental health and addiction services to Hoosiers. DMHA is committed to ensuring that clients have access to quality services that promote individual, family and community resiliency and recovery.
The division also certifies all community mental health centers and addiction treatment services providers. DMHA operates six psychiatric hospitals (Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital, Evansville Psychiatric Children’s Center, Evansville State Hospital, Logansport State Hospital, Madison State Hospital and Richmond State Hospital). DMHA provides funding support for mental health and addiction services to target populations with financial need and administers federal funds earmarked for substance abuse prevention projects

DMHA Mission Statement:
“To ensure that Indiana citizens have access to quality mental health and addiction services that promote individual, family and community resiliency and recovery.”

DMHA Responsibilities:
Certify all community mental health centers and addiction treatment services providers. Administer federal funds earmarked for substance abuse prevention projects. License inpatient psychiatric hospitals. Operate the state mental health hospitals: Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital, Evansville Psychiatric Children’s Center, Evansville State Hospital, Logansport State Hospital, Madison State Hospital and Richmond State Hospital. Provide funding support for mental health and addiction services to target populations with financial need.

DMHA Strategies:
Partner with consumers and families. Represent the taxpayer through wise stewardship of tax dollars. Inform the public about addiction and mental health services. Provide addiction and mental health services to uninsured and underinsured Hoosiers. Set standards of quality care for the provision of addictions and mental health services.

Recovery:
Recovery refers to the process in which people are able to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities. For some individuals, recovery is the ability to live a fulfilling and productive life despite a disability. For others, recovery implies the reduction or complete remission of symptoms. Science has shown that having hope plays an integral role in an individual’s recovery.

Mental Health and Addiction Services:
The Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) provides policy oversight for the publicly funded mental health and addiction services system. DMHA operates six state psychiatric hospitals and contracts with community mental health centers as well as child and addiction treatment providers to offer a full continuum of mental health and addiction treatment services.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Block Grant 2014-2015

Click here to review the 2014-2015 Indiana State Plan for Mental Health and Addiction

Send Public Comments to DMHA.feedback@fssa.in.gov