MAY 4, 2022
LEXINGTON, KY — 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.
New Vista encourages community partners to get involved this month by sharing resources, wearing green, the international symbol of mental health awareness and lending a listening ear to someone in need.
- Visit Newvista.org for more information about our services or to make a referral.
- New Vista’s 24-Hour Helpline, 1.800.928.8000, can help in a crisis or answer any questions about services.
- The myStrength app is available to download for free using the code seethegood and provides 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 here or on your preferred podcast platform.
About New Vista
New Vista is the nonprofit Community Mental Health Center, with regional offices located in Lexington, serving 25,000 Kentuckians in 17 central Kentucky counties. New Vista provides services in mental health, substance use and intellectual and developmental disabilities. The mission of New Vista is to assist individuals and families in the enhancement of their emotional, mental and physical well-being, particularly those who have limited options for meeting their behavioral health needs. For more information, visit www.newvista.org.
Media Contact: Katie Ghiardi, PR Coordinator, cell 859.475.7028 [email protected]