A nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

As COVID-induced mental health issues emerge, this expert says ‘send your brain on a summer vacation’

By Maridith Yahl Special to KyForward It’s summer and that usually means lots of fun. But, the quarantine from COVID-19 has caused fear, anxiety, and loneliness. It can seem overwhelming as if there is no hope, but Dr. Annette Nunez says it is possible to achieve a positive summer mindset and improve our mental health. She suggests sending your brain on a summer vacation. Dr. Nunez, a licensed psychotherapist,...

CU-Well Counseling Center expands free online counseling services to include all Kentuckians

By Scarlett Birge Campbellsville University These are stressful and uncertain times due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. To combat higher levels of anxiety, depression, fear and other mental health concerns, Campbellsville University’s CU-Well Counseling Center is now providing two free resources. The first is free online counseling. The second is free online community groups. Both...

Coach Colene: Which ‘False Evidence Appearing Real’ are you ready to let go of?

  By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   Have you heard of the “fear of missing out,” aka FOMO? It’s a real thing that so many people worry about.   I was one of those people. I used to worry about all the fun that people were having without me if I had to miss a social event or work. I ran myself thin trying to make it to everything, because I was so concerned that if I didn’t...

Wellness Matters: Narrow religious beliefs relying on guilt and fear can be harmful

Linda McGinnis KyForward columnist   A lesson I have learned over the years is that the topic of religion can provoke emotional responses. I enjoy passionate, thought-enhancing conversation and/or debate around almost any subject. However, I understand that this is not true of everyone. So I begin this article with a warning: I will address the potential harm that can occur from narrow Christian...