• by Makayla House, University of Kentucky BSW Practicum Student Military culture can affect the way military members and their families perceive mental health. This also influences how they go about getting mental health care. In this blog, we will cover what the basics of military......

  • This film follows a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, his experience with PTSD, and his bond with an injured, stray dog. This film does have depictions of suicide and combat-related hallucinations, so a trigger warning is needed. I believe that this film not only highlights how......

  • by Makayla House, MHA of Kentucky Student Intern This TED Talk, by dr. Richard Doss, does a great job of highlighting how military culture affects those in the military and how they handle their mental health. Richard Doss, at the time this video was published,......

  • Support S.B. 45 is in Senate Banking & Insurance TODAY at noon EST. SB 45 would end a practice in which insurance companies refuse to count funds received as grants and coupons from pharmaceutical companies toward a patient’s deductible. It’s a complicated situation, as most......

  • 16,078 screenings in 2020! That’s record-breaking. The entirety of 2019 had 4,773 screenings. This is a 234% increase in screenings in a single year. What does it mean? People are thinking about and checking on their mental health more than ever. And they’re turning to......

  • As a current college student, I know how difficult it can be to put your needs first. It can be hard being away from your friends and family back home, your overwhelming course load might be causing an unbearable amount of stress, and sometimes you......

  • Every year, Kentuckians set off thousands of fireworks. While there are legal issues if you set off fireworks, we all know they will happen sometime in our neighborhoods. But did you know fireworks can be a mental health issue for your neighbors? For some, hearing......

  • By Casey Malley Summer 2020 may cause for a change in summer plans, but there are still ways for your children to enjoy their time off school, instead of laying on the couch all day complaining that they are bored and that there is nothing......

  • by Maggie Almasri Resources, learning tools, and activities for children and parents at-home in quarantine. Many people are struggling during this time. With a lot of daycares not open due to the pandemic, we understand how difficult this can be for parents. We hope this......

  • At Mental Health America of Kentucky, we provide mental health education, information, and resources to anyone who asks for it. We aim to do so in a spirit of cultural humility, deferring to individuals with lived experience to tell us what they need and what......

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