March Mental Health First Aid Trainings

Published: February 18, 2019

Mental Health First Aid Training will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at DeKalb Health. Check in will begin at 7:30am with class running from 8am- 4:00pm. There is a $25 registration fee. You may register on line or print and mail your registration.

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.

13th Annual Circle of Friends Tea - Saturday, February 23

Published: February 1, 2019

St. Martin’s Healthcare is excited to announce its upcoming 13th Annual Circle of Friends Tea on Saturday, February 23 beginning at 12:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church located on East 7th Street in Auburn. Doors will open at 11:30am!!! A luncheon will be enjoyed by guests including an exquisite assortment of homemade desserts that the Tea has become famous for. This signature event is always a sell-out, so purchase your tickets early.

This year, we invite our guests to join St. Martin’s Healthcare assisting those we serve to “Connect the Dots”. Access to affordable healthcare is on everyone’s mind and through the support of the DeKalb and Noble County communities and events such as the Tea, the clinic is able to provide healthcare for the uninsured and under-insured in our community. Last year, St. Martins documented 3,475 visits to the clinic.

We are excited to host Little Sprouts Children’s Boutique in Auburn treating guests to their unique fashion modeled by children!! In addition, guests will learn more about importance of “Connecting the Dots” in our community. A wide variety of gifts donated by area businesses will be displayed and can be won by purchasing raffle tickets that day for $20.

Limited Tea tickets are $25 each, or tables 8 are $200 and you may purchase tickets securely online or in person at Auburn at Lyn-Maree’s (260-908-1391), Little Sprouts Children’s Boutique (260-925-9534); in Kendallville at AMI Investments (260-347-1281) in Garrett at St. Martin’s Healthcare by stopping in, by mail or calling (260-357-0077). No tickets will be sold at the door. Various partnership opportunities are still available. To learn more, please reference our publications linked below. You may also purchase a partnership online. Please call Tammy at the clinic for more information. All proceeds from this event support St. Martin’s Healthcare which serves the uninsured & underinsured needs of DeKalb and Noble Counties.

Raffle and Partnership Publications

2019 Fundraising Events Planned

Published: October 22, 2018

  • In February, the ever-popular Circle of Friends Tea will once again delight attendees' palates with delicious desserts baked by staff and volunteers.
  • In April, is the Dunks and Donuts event. Join us at the Kendallville Public Library on April 25th at 7:30 am to have breakfast and chat with some local basketball stars. Fred Inniger from WAWK will be interviewing Nick David, Chad LaCross, and Josh Treesh on their golden days in basketball that have turned into years of success in sports. The event is free but donations are certainly welcome, as this event is to raise money to benefit St. Martin's Health Clinic, medically serving the uninsured and under-insured in Noble County.
  • On the first weekend in August, a dual event will take place in both Auburn and in Garrett. At the James Cultural Plaza on Friday, music and food will fill the air to benefit our patients at the First Friday Concert. The next morning golfers will converge on the Garrett Country Club to take part in the Swingin' for St. Martin's Benefit Golf Scramble.

Women's Health Day Wednesday, October 24th

Published: October 22, 2018

Francine Friends Mobile Mammography will be at St. Martin's Healthcare this Wednesday, October 24th and is open to any woman wishing to receive this life-saving diagnostic test. Additiionally, if you are a resident of DeKalb or Noble County, are uninsured or under-insured, you may be eligible to receive a free PAP and Pelvic Exam on the same day. Please call St. Martin's Healthcare Clinic (260-357-0077) to schedule a an appointment for this Wednesday! Women's Health Day Oct 24th

2017 St. Martin's Healthcare Impact Report

Published: October 18, 2018

2017 Impact Report

Review our 2017 Impact Report and learn about the caring and necessary work that St. Martin’s Healthcare accomplished in 2017 - Includes: Impact & Outcomes, Patient Demographics, Patient Testimonies, and Clinic Visit Statistics. Many thanks to our community's support in assisting us in providing health care to our uninsured and under-insured neighbors!

Flu Shots Now Available

Published: October 10, 2018

Flu Shots Available Flu season is upon us! Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, muscle aches and extreme fatigue.

There are several ways to reduce your risk of getting the flu:

  1. Get your vaccination!

  2. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze!

  3. Practice good hygiene & hand washing!

  4. If you feel sick, STAY AT HOME, if possible!

More information on the Flu from the CDC

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.