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Executive Director Position

Mental Health America of Kentucky is seeking an individual to serve as Executive Director (ED). The ED is responsible for the daily operations and overall performance of MHA-KY. This individual will work closely with the Board to set strategy and shape policy on program administration and financial matters. S/he is responsible for the development and nurturing of a diverse range of partnerships and relationships that will enable MHA-KY to expand its programs and realize its goals.

For a complete job listing and application information go here.

Mental Health and Gun Violence

The cultural conflation of severe mental illness and violence, particularly gun violence, is nothing new. This conflation might be warranted if there were a correlation between mental illness and violence, especially gun violence. There is, however, no such correlation. The implied correlation every time there is a public incident of gun violence does nothing to combat gun violence, but instead scapegoats and stigmatizes and already vulnerable population.

Read more about mental health and gun violence here.

WellCare and Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics

WellCare has removed the long-acting injectable antipsychotics Abilify Maintenna and Invega Sustenna from their Preferred Drug List. These medications have been clinically shown to be effective in the treatment of schizophrenia and to dramatically increase patient adherence.

Read more about the negative impact this will have on Kentuckians who live with schizophrenia here.

The ACA Repeal and Mental Health

A repeal of the ACA without a replacement that preserves consumer protections for pre-existing conditions, the advance premium tax credit, and expanded Medicaid would be catastrophic for the 57 million Americans who live with mental illness.

Click here to read why.

State of Mental Health in America

For the third year in a row, Mental Health America has released its annual State of Mental Health Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures. The results show a country that is indeed more insured, but still falling dramatically short in meeting the needs of those with mental health concerns.

Click here to read the report.

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