May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Month

This May, New Vista reflects on the increased need for mental health resources as we continue to understand the full impact of the pandemic on Central Kentuckians of all ages.

It’s clear many are struggling with their mental health and don’t know where to turn. In February 2021, 43.6 percent of adult Kentuckians reported symptoms of anxiety or depression and 22.8 percent were unable to get needed counseling or therapy, according to data from NAMI.

New Vista provides psychiatry and therapy services, both in-person and via telehealth, crisis outreach, support for youth and young adults experiencing first-episode psychosis, substance use treatment and other mental health services to Central Kentuckians, regardless of ability to pay. There is help available and this Mental Health Awareness Month, we can all help to spread that message.

What you can do

Share Resources

  • Visit newvista.org for more information about our services or call our 24-Hour Helpline, 1.800.928.8000, with any questions.
  • New Vista also offers help at home through the myStrength app. Download it for free using the code seethegood for stress management tools, parenting tips, mindfulness activities and more.
  • New Vista’s Podcast, The Good Ahead Podcast, features one-on-one conversations with experts in mental health, substance use and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Listen on newvista.org/good-ahead or on any of your preferred podcast platforms.

Wear Green

  • Green is the international symbol of mental health awareness. Wear it throughout the month of May to show your support.

Start a Conversation

  • We can break the stigma around mental health by sharing our own experiences, resources in our community or offering a listening ear to someone in need.

Visit our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin pages throughout the month of May for more tips and resources.