Public Health

Battling Suicide and Overdose Fatalities in Boone County

Boone County has recently organized the Boone County Suicide and Overdose Fatality Review Team and Boone County Coroner Justin Sparks explained the team’s purpose in detail. Why Suicide and Overdose Fatality Review? Even prior to the pandemic that began in 2020, death rates for suicide have continued to rise both …

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Advocating for Boone County’s Kids

In October 1965, Sylvia Likens died from what one sheriff described as “Indiana’s most terrible crime.” Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center (Sylvia’s CAC) is dedicated to her memory and to the cause of protecting children from abuse—physical, mental, and sexual—throughout Boone County. What Is Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center? Sylvia’s CAC is …

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Mental Health America of Boone County: A Healthy Mind Leads to a Healthy Life

Mental Health America of Boone County (MHABC) is a 501(c)(3) organization and a chapter of Mental Health America (formerly the National Mental Health Association), the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. With approximately 300 affiliates nationwide, MHABC represents a growing movement of Americans who …

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