Kentucky State Mental Health Resources
Cumberland River, Kentucky;Photo by Joshua Michaels on Unsplash
Kentucky State Fact Sheet: Developed by the Southeast MHTTC, this fact sheet provides an overview of the mental health services and landscape of Kentucky.
Mental Health Services:
- Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities: Provide leadership to prevent disability, build resilience in individuals and their communities and facilitate recovery for people affected by mental illness, substance abuse or intellectual or developmental disability in Kentucky.
Mental Health Initiatives:
- Assertive Community Treatment: Designed to provide comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support to persons with serious and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia.
- Faith-Based Coalition Initiative: Providing training and technical assistance to faith-based organizations and establishing a network of such groups in an effort to strengthen Kentucky’s safety net.
- Service Members, Veterans and Their Families: Strengthen the statewide behavioral health care systems and services for these individuals.
Mental Health Associations:
- Mental Health America in Kentucky: Improve the accessibility and quality of mental health services in Kentucky through advocacy with local, state and federal policy-makers, education, and promotion of research-based practices among providers.
- NAMI Kentucky: Works across a broad array of policy and advocacy issues to advocate for effective and timely treatment to help prevent suicides, violence, homelessness, and incarceration.
- Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group: Decreasing suicide deaths and attempts through advocacy, education, training and evaluation.
Public Health Resources:
- Kentucky Department of Public Health: Improve the health and safety of people through prevention, promotion and protection.