In today’s complex world, many of us are struggling with our own mental health and wellbeing. From managing the day-to-day stress of balancing work and family to feelings of uncertainty about the future, there is a growing mental health crisis in this country.
- 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year.
- 55% of U.S. counties do not have a single practicing psychiatrist.
- 11 years is the average delay between the onset of mental illness symptoms and treatment.
- At least 8.4 million people in the U.S. provide care to an adult with a mental or emotional health issue.
The free, newly revamped StigmaFreeFishers.com, powered by the CredibleMind platform, is designed to help people who are concerned about themselves and their loved ones find resources for their specific needs. With more than 200 topics, regardless of the challenges you’re facing, there is something on the platform that will help you.
If you’re looking to develop a mindfulness practice, stay focused at work or be a better friend, the CredibleMind platform has a resource for you. It’s also more than mental health, it’s a full wellbeing, emotional, and spiritual toolkit to help you focus on being a better version of yourself.
Get started today by taking the Mental Health Check-in Assessment and be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. All community members who create an account and complete the assessment by May 15, 2023 will be entered into the drawing for a chance to win.
It’s a One-Stop Shop
CredibleMind is a one-stop shop for personalized mental wellbeing education, resources, and assessments. This free online service gives you convenient online access to their library of thousands of evidence-based resources including podcasts, apps, online programs, books, and articles, all in one easy-to-use place. Here are just a few examples of topics you can explore on the platform:
- See all the topics here.
It’s Created by Experts
The CredibleMind platform was built by mental health and wellbeing experts who are leaders in the field. All the content is evidence-based and reviewed by both experts and users for a highly personalized experience.
One of the most important areas of the platform is the Community Resources area, where you can find local mental health resources ranging from treatment, to substance abuse, youth mentoring, domestic violence, and more. Check out the resources at fishers.crediblemind.com/user-resources.
We believe mental health and wellbeing resources should be available to everyone – no matter their age, race, or gender. That’s why CredibleMind is adaptable to your learning style with access to over 16,000 expert-vetted apps, podcasts, videos, articles, books, and online programs covering topics like managing depression, self-care, and stress practices.
Through the comprehensive, scientifically validated assessments, you can understand your own unique mental health strengths and challenges. You can find brief, scientifically validated interactive questionnaires covering topics like sleep, meditation, anxiety, substance abuse, resiliency, and more. Get started at fishers.crediblemind.com/assessments.
Some assessments you’ll find on CredibleMind are:
- Is it Job Stress or Burnout?
- Is Caring for Others Taking a Toll on You?
- What’s your Mental Health Profile?
- Is Your Mind Full or Are You Mindful?
- How Strong is Your Resilience Network?
- What’s Your Meditation Style?
Your privacy matters! CredibleMind is confidential, anonymous, and available 24/7. Your personal information including your name, email address and responses will not be shared with the Fishers Health Department, and we never sell or share data or user specific actions.
Anyone can access CredibleMind anonymously, but there are a few benefits of signing up for an account:
- Favorite resources to pick up where you last left off
- Save and track assessment results
- Receive personalized resource recommendations straight to your inbox (coming fall 2021)
- Better resource recommendations within the platform through our machine learning engine
Join the community during Mental Health Awareness Month in creating a Stigma Free Fishers through events, community stories, and educational opportunities all month long. Learn more and see the lineup of events at thisisfishers.com/MentalHealthMonth.
Kara Hall is the Marketing and PR Manager for the City of Fishers and has been with the department since 2017. Her favorite thing to do in Fishers is checking out the local restaurants and boutiques around town and taking walks with her daughter, dog, and husband at parks #AroundFishers. Her other hobbies include listening to podcasts, watching true crime documentaries, going to concerts, reading, and cheering on the Colts on Sundays. She loves that Fishers is always changing and is constantly looking for ways to create vibrancy within the community.