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Muncie Maternal Mental Health Coalition Welcomes You

You are not alone and with help you will be well!

The Muncie Maternal Mental Health Coalition was established to increase accessibility to specialized mental health care for new parents in Muncie and surrounding areas through community partnership, education, outreach, and advocacy.

 

About the Coalition

A Bit of Background

The Muncie Maternal Mental Health Coalition was founded in September of 2019. Our goal is to promote and nurture the emotional well-being of all mothers, fathers, children and families in the Muncie community with coordinated and comprehensive mental health services accessible throughout the perinatal period and beyond. We strive to improve mental health resources, systems, and policies for new parents through community partnership, education, outreach and advocacy. Our coalition includes local parents, mental health professionals, researchers, and educators who are passionate about improving the quality of life for parents in our community.

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Featured Community Resource: Recovery Cafe!

Recovery Cafe is a community of people who are in recovery from all sorts of things: mental health challenges, substance abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, hunger, whatever it is that's keeping us from being our best truest selves.

We come together several days per week to create a community of love and respect, while we share a free meal and coffee, play games, and talk about what's going on in our lives. We offer peer support circles, School for Recovery classes, lots of connections to resources, and fun social events. 

Recovery cafe is now offering a child-friendly day at the cafe! These are held on Tuesdays from 10am-1pm. During that time, children are cared for in a separate room, doing crafts, playing games, listening to music; while adults are experiencing the cafe. This is a great resource for new parents, especially those experiencing postpartum or isolation associated with parenthood.

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Climb Out of the Darkness 2022

A HUGE THANK YOU to all who came out to join us for our second annual Climb Out of the Darkness Walk!  

Many Thanks to our generous sponsors who made this event possible: Open Door, IU Health, Meridian, Polcz Volbrecht Homes, Recovery Cafe Muncie, and Center for Psychological Development. 

Another BIG THANK YOU to the 14 community organizations who showed up to offer resources and some great raffle prizes and everyone who participated.

Thank you to our AMAZING planning team for all the work you did behind the scenes to make this day a success. 

Finally, THANK YOU to all who participated by attending or donating. You are breaking down walls to maternal mental health care access and making a difference in our community. We appreciate you!


We are already looking forward to next years event! 

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ANNUAL EVENTS

 
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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial Service and Candlelight Vigil

The Muncie Maternal Mental Health Coalition warmly invites you to join us as we honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on Saturday October 15, 2022.  

Please join us from 4:00 to 5:30 as we gather at  First Presbyterian Church in Muncie for this national day of remembrance to honor, celebrate, and remember babies who have passed away due to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, and other causes of infant loss.

All are welcome as we gather together to take part in an International Wave of Light, along with others from around the world, to join in honor and remembrance of loved and longed for babies.

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"It's not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts "
-Mother Teresa

 
 

Contact Muncie Maternal Mental Health Coalition

Get in touch with Muncie Maternal Mental Health Coalition to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

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