Paul Gionfriddo, CEO and President of MHA Book Signing

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There are many paths to recovery from a mental and/or substance use disorder and several ways to get help.  If you, a family member, or friend needs help, resources are available.  You are not alone. A person with a mental and/or substance use disorder may find it difficult to take the first step toward finding help, but reaching out for support can make a positive impact. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use problem is the first step toward obtaining help and getting better. Many options are available to help people seek treatment and sustain recovery.  Whatever path a person chooses, it is important that each individual finds the treatment and support that work best for him or her.

Mental Health America of Kentucky provides an online screening page for mood disorders, anxiety disorders and substance abuse. These free screenings are taken anonymously. The screenings are provided so that you may find out – in a few minutes – whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you.


Mental Health America of Kentucky serves to advance mental health wellness using evidence-based treatment for mental illness. We provide pubic education and a support network for hope and recovery. We envision a day in which mental health is health, not a separate issue about which we should be ashamed. We envision a world in which there is no more discrimination against people with mental and addictive disorders. We believe that mental illness and addictions are treatable and recovery is possible. 


If you live with mental illness, you may be struggling to find treatment, manage your medication and cope with life’s challenges effectively. There is ample cause for hope. You are not alone, help is available, mental health conditions are treatable, and you can take practical steps to recover your life. Here you’ll find interactive tools and resources to help you better understand your treatment options, work closely with your health care provider, learn about the supports available to you, and start on your recovery journey.

Road to RecoveryUse the Dialogue for Recovery tools to open up communication with your provider. Educate yourself about treatment options, paying for care, and getting the most from your treatment. Get practical advice on handling many challenges you might be facing, like finding the right medication, securing housing, pursuing education and work, and managing money. On this site, you will find information about how to start and maintain your recovery and live your richest, fullest life. Friends and loved ones will also find information here about how best to support you in your journey to recovery and wellness.