The culmination of a grassroots effort to provide community-based mental health care to the citizens of Delaware, Henry, and Jay counties, Comprehensive Mental Health Services (CMHS) of East Central Indiana, Inc., opened its doors on January 1, 1976. Over the next 30 years, CMHS evolved from a small outpatient service to a full continuum of services in three counties.

On October 12, 2005, CMHS became Meridian Services. Under its new name, it continues as the cornerstone of community mental health care, “renewing lives with compassionate care” in the counties it serves.

This exhibit celebrates 30 years of mental health advocacy and community-based mental health care provided through the programs of Meridian Services.

This online exhibit includes selected items from the exhibit on display in Bracken Library, 2nd floor, from October 2 to November 3, 2006.

Credits: The "30 Years of Renewing Lives: Comprehensive Mental Heath Services to Meridian Services 1976-2006" exhibit was designed by Jane Gastineau. For more information on Meridian Services, visit their website at: