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John Tilley announces grant applications for federal Victims Of Crime Act to be available on May 3

Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley has announced that applications will be available May 3 for obtaining grants under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). Programs that offer direct services to victims of violent crime may apply for the funds. Applications are due by June 15, and awards are scheduled to be announced in October. The VOCA program provides a range of services to crime victims,...

Wellness Matters: Debunking the common myths about therapy – and therapists

By Blake L. Jones KyForward columnist   It seems as if every time I have a client who has never been to a counselor, I have to spend an inordinate amount of time debunking the myths they have heard about therapy and calming their nerves about what’s in store. In the interest of paving the way for those of you who have never been to a therapist, I give you the “Top 10 Myths about Psychotherapy...

Gayle McGrath: Therapy is difficult, often painful, but sticking with it is key to success

Editor’s note: Gayle McGrath of Lexington is a client at Access Wellness Group. A significant part of her therapy for bipolar disorder is writing, so after reading a Wellness Matters column on KyForward about the bravery necessary to seek therapy, she decided to write a description of a client experience. McGinnis encouraged McGrath to share it with us here at KyForward and, with her permission,...