New mental health institute will offer shorter, specialized treatments

Mental health care in Indiana is getting a big boost in the form of a new state of the art facility expected to open in 2018.

The Indiana Neuro-Diagnostic Institute is expected to become a flagship in Indiana.

The multi-million dollar project is set to get underway in April of next year but already excitement and anticipation is brewing.

"That’s life-changing and life-saving for children and families,” said Marybeth Bonaventura, Director of the Department of Child Services.

Governor Pence, along with state representatives and doctors, made the announcement on Wednesday that Indiana is on the upswing for access to mental health care.

The $120 million Neuro-Diagnostic Institute will be built where Community East Hospital in Indianapolis is located.

The facility will eventually replace the Larue Carter Hospital which has numerous limitations that pose major risks to treatment.

The institute will focus on providing precise diagnosis and treatment of brain-based disorders.

This announcement comes just days after the state approved the Regional Therapeutic Communities Program in Starke County which will give low-level drug offenders the opportunity to go through rehab rather than locking them up.  

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