Mental Health First Aid Comes to NE Indiana

Published: July 12, 2018

St. Martin’s Healthcare is pleased to announce they are collaborating with DeKalb Health and Parkview Noble to bring Mental Health First Aid classes to DeKalb and Noble counties.

The first class will be Friday, September 14 at DeKalb Health and Wednesday, September 19 will be held at Parkview Noble. Check in will begin at 7:30am with class running from 8am- 4:30pm. Each class is limited to 30 participants and there is a $25 registration fee. To print and mail your registration click here or you may register on line here.

ABOUT

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

COURSE DETAILS

Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals - they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like "what do I do?" and "where can someone find help?" Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.

About the Instructor: Alice Jordan-Miles currently serves as the Academic Advisor and Adjunct Faculty in the College of Health and Human Services at PFW; Director of the Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute; and Project Director of the Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition and Co-Chair of the Indiana State Suicide Advisory Council. Alice is a state suicide prevention specialist where she travels the state in providing trainings and consultation in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.

2018 Swingin' for St. Martin's Benefit Golf Scramble

Published: April 30, 2018

Swingin' for St. Martin's Benefit Golf Scramble On August 4, 2018 St. Martin's Healthcare will once agin be hosting their 10th Annual Benefit Golf Scramble - Swingin' for St. Martins at the Garrett Country Club.

Click Here to Register Your Golf Team Online

The Florida Scramble begins with check-in and a continental breakfast at 7:00 am. Preceding the 8:00 am tee-off time, The Great Golf Ball Drop will be held. Chances to win $500 cash by purchasing a golf ball for $20 will be available soon. The Team Registration fee of $300 includes lunch, beverage tickets, a free gift for each golfer and the oportunity to spend a day on the links while supporting St. Martin's Healthcare and its services to the uninsured and under-insured.Mulligans and a Skins Game will be offered in addition to fun games at designated holes. Prizes will be rewarded to the top three men's teams, and the first place ladies team. Popular golf contests for the Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and the Longest Putt are also included. Golfers and their fans may browse the many "Bucket" gift packages and take their chance on winning their favorite. Annually, local businesses, individuals and organization contribute to these 'Buckets" by donating their products and services.

2018 Passport Gala April 26

Published: March 31, 2018

2018 Passport Gala

The James Foundation in partnership with St. Martin's Healthcare, Inc. present the 4th Annual Passport Gala & Giving Party on Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Sylvan Cellars Event Center will once again serve as the venue for this annual event.

VIP Tickets are available for $75 each or $140/couple. Regular event tickets are $50 each or $90/couple.

The giving party will feature Heavy Hors D'oeuvres, a Full Cash Bar and one entry into the Destination Drawing. This year's lucky winner will have their choice of these destinations - Cabo San Lucas Mexico ~ Broadway/New York ~ Lake Tahoe

V.I.P. Ticket holders also receive reserved seating plus a complimentary glass of wine or craft beer.

Tickets may be purchased ONLINE or at these three locations: Carbaugh Jewelers in Auburn ~ AMI Investments in Kendallville ~ St. Martin's Healthcare in Garrett

Questions? Call (260) 357-0077

Circle of Friends Tea scheduled for February 10

Published: January 9, 2018

Circle of Friends Tea The 12th annual Circle of Friends Tea will take place at 12:30 pm, Saturday, February 10, at First United Methodist Church, 1203 E. 7th St in Auburn. DeKalb Health is serving as the years "High Tea" partner. Guests will be treated to a delicious luncheon, a variety of hot teas, and an exquisite assortment of homemade desserts, which have made this annual event famous. Doors will open at 11:30 am.

Tickets for the event are $30 per person, or $240 for a table of eight. Tickets are available by visiting or calling the clinic at 357-0077 or on-line at smhcin.org. Tickets may also be purchased at these Auburn businesses:Lyn-Maree's, 209 N Main St; Little Sprouts Children's Boutique, 111 N. Main Street, or Yes to the Dress, 304 N. Cedar St. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Local bridal salon, "Yes to the Dress" will present a walk down memory lane, featuring reminiscent past wedding gown designs to present-day styles. Ladies of the community are invited to model their own wedding dress, or allow someone else the honor. For more information, please contact St. Martin's at 357-0077 or tstafford@smhcin.org.

Another highlight of the annual tea is the opportunity for guests to purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win one of the many gift baskets, containing a variety of items and gift certificates generously donated by area businesses. Guests will also learn how important care, compassion and connection* are to St. Martin's patients and the community.

Immunizations Available

Published: January 8, 2018

Immunization may be available from the DeKalb County Health Department for children 18 years and younger as well as a limited supply of adult vaccines. Please contact the DeKalb County Health Department for the most up to date information at (260) 925-2220. DeKalb County Health Department

LookUpIndiana.org for Better Mental Health

Published: November 22, 2017

(https://lookupindiana.org/)

The holiday season is upon us. And while the holidays can be a time of great thanksgiving and joy, the season also presents us with added activities, events, pressures and expectations. The season can feel especially intense for those struggling with the loss of a loved one, a mental illness, a debilitating addiction, or the 'holiday blues'.

LookUpIndiana.org offers a few resources to help you cope this holiday season, including:

  • Holiday Plan Worksheet A tool to help navigate the season's challenges after the death of a loved one.
  • Mental illness: Coping with the Holidays gives tips for persons living with a mental illness, tips for family and friends, and tips for faith communities.
  • What are the Holiday Blues?: Explains what are they and how to avoid them.
  • Holiday Mental Health Tips for Your Children: Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help you improve your family's mental well-being this holiday season.

Thank You to our 2017 Event Sponsors

Published: June 26, 2017

2017 Event Sponsors

Online Golf Registrations Open!

Published: June 26, 2017

St. Martin's Healthcare will be hosting their 9th Annual Benefit Golf Scramble - Swingin' for St. Martins at the Garrett Country Club on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Sponsorships are still available - Click Here!

The Florida Scramble begins with check-in and a continental breakfast at 7:00 am. Preceding the 8:00 am tee-off time, The Great Golf Ball Drop will be held. Chances to win $500 cash by purchasing a golf ball for $20 will be available soon. The Team Registration fee of $300 includes lunch, beverage tickets, a free gift for each golfer and the oportunity to spend a day on the links while supporting St. Martin's Healthcare and its services to the uninsured and under-insured.Mulligans and a Skins Game will be offered in addition to fun games at designated holes. Click Here for Team Registrations

Prizes will be awarded to the top three men's teams, and the first place ladies team. Popular golf contests for the Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and the Longest Putt are also included. Golfers and their fans may browse the many "Bucket" gift packages and take their chance on winning their favorite. Annually, local businesses, individuals and organization contribute to these 'Buckets" by donating their products and services. Team Registraton Brochures will be available soon!

9th Annual Swingin' for St. Martin's Benefit Golf Scramble

Published: May 17, 2017

On August 5, 2017 St. Martin's Healthcare will be hosting their 9th Annual Benefit Golf Scramble - Swingin' for St. Martins at the Garrett Country Club. Sponsorships are now available! The Florida Scramble begins with check-in and a continental breakfast at 7:00 am. Preceding the 8:00 am tee-off time, The Great Golf Ball Drop will be held. Chances to win $500 cash by purchasing a golf ball for $20 will be available soon.

The Team Registration fee of $300 includes lunch, beverage tickets, a free gift for each golfer and the oportunity to spend a day on the links while supporting St. Martin's Healthcare and its services to the uninsured and under-insured.Mulligans and a Skins Game will be offered in addition to fun games at designated holes. Prizes will be rewarded to the top three men's teams, and the first place ladies team. Popular golf contests for the Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and the Longest Putt are also included. Golfers and their fans may browse the many "Bucket" gift packages and take their chance on winning their favorite. Annually, local businesses, individuals and organization contribute to these 'Buckets" by donating their products and services.

Team Registraton Brochures will be available soon!

Purchase Passport Gala Giving Party Tickets Online

Published: April 14, 2017

If you are having difficulty purchasing tickets for the Passport Gala Giving Party coming up on Thursday, April 27th from our designated Passport Tickets Purchase Page , please feel free to purchase your tickets from our regular Donation Page . If purchasing from our Donation Page - it is important that you provide your address and telephone number so we can mail your tickets to you. Enter the total dollar amount for the desired number of tickets in the DONATE SPECIFIC AMOUNT field. If we have any questions concerning your purchase we will contact you if necessary. Thank you for your patience and we hope to see you at Sylvan Cellars Event Center in Rome City on April 27th. For more details, please see the previous news story