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Film project to help Kentucky high school students raise awareness, cope with emotional distress

A new project is underway to help Kentucky high school students learn more about prevention and healthy coping strategies to deal with bullying, substance use, and teen suicide through a creative partnership with the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental, and Intellectual Disabilities (BHDID), the state’s Regional Prevention Centers, HoriZen Media, and The Rising Center. Filming for an...

National Mental Health Month: 20% of Americans struggle with mental illness or mental health issues

An estimated one in five, 20% of Americans, struggle with mental illness or other mental health issues. In conjunction with Mental Health Month, in May, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is joining behavioral health organizations around the state and nation to increase public knowledge and spur action to boost mental health and general wellness. The Department for Behavioral Health,...

CHFS cites budget constraints in announcing closure of Eastern State Hospital Long Term Care Facility

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) announced Tuesday the Eastern State Hospital Long Term Care Facility will be closed due to state budget constraints. The facility currently serves 14 residents with acquired brain injuries (ABI) or geriatric residents with long-term care needs. Eastern State Hospital, a state-owned psychiatric facility, is managed by UK HealthCare and primarily serves...