Mental Health Resources - Local
|Emergency Hotlines (24 Hours)|
|The Ridge Hospital||(859) 268-2325|
|Crisis Intervention Hotline||(859) 233-0444|
|Child Abuse Hotline||(859) 252-1456|
|Rape Crisis Center||(859) 253-2511|
|Suicide Prevention||(859) 233-0444|
|Child Protective Services||(859) 252-1456|
|Kentucky Child Protection Hotline||(800) 752-6200|
|Alcohol Anonymous||(859) 276-2917|
|Al-Anon and Alateen||(859) 277-1877|
|Bluegrass Regional Mental Health Mental Retardation Board
1351 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40508
|Commonwealth of Kentucky
Cabinet for Families and Children
Department of Community Based Services
1350 East New Circle Road
Lexington, KY 40505
|Hospice of Bluegrass
2312 Alexandria Dr.
Lexington, KY 40504
- This is the National Alliance of Mental Illness guide to mental wellness during the Covid 19 outbreak. It's a comprehensive and reliable source of information on the topic.
Equip yourself with information from credible, reputable sources . The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) [En Español] offers information and frequent updates on COVID-19’s spread, severity, risk assessment, etc.. Subscribe to the CDC’s email and text message service; The World Health Organization (WHO) [En Español] is the leading international public health organization.
- This is from the Centers for Disease Control. It has a lot of useful phone numbers like the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It also provides links to articles with specific information for people in particular groups to help them cope with mental health issues during the pandemic such as people with pre-existing mental health conditions and people who live in isolated communities (rural areas for example).
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely ...
- This link provides information specifically for school counselors on how to help students through the academic and emotional challenges resulting from Covid 19. For example, there is one document about helping students and educators respond to loss and bereavement. There is also a link to the ASCA Covid 19 webpage.
Advanced Coursework New Website for AP Teachers from AdvanceKentucky. AdvanceKentucky built a new website to support active program teachers, however all of the resources will be available to any Advanced Placement (AP) mathematics, compute science, English or science teacher in Kentucky. This site is built to provide traditional program elements in an online format.
- Active Minds is run primarily by college students with several high school chapters like the one at Lexington Catholic. There is a short video at the top of the page with students talking about their struggles coping with virtual learning, social isolation, etc. resulting from the pandemic. There are also links to websites and apps designed to help students deal with stress and anxiety.
Resources for young adults to support mental health advocacy and creating better community in a time of social distancing.
Mindfulness is the act of paying attention to the present moment without judgement, criticism, or interruption. These resources below have information and guided exercises that may help you personally, within your family or classroom.