Mental Health Awareness: Where to Start

At Seven Counties Services, our commitment to mental health and increasing access to services is year-round. However, during Mental Health Awareness Month each May, we take the opportunity to unite with organizations nationwide to promote open conversations about mental health and share valuable resources.  

Mental Health Awareness Month

What is Mental Health?  

Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. We often think of our own mental health when it comes to how we handle stress, interact with others, and our ability to make healthy choices. It’s important to note that mental health is just as important as physical health. They are equally important parts of our overall health.  

Mental Health in a Changing World  

In collaboration with Mental Health America, this year’s theme is Where to Start: Mental Health in a Changing World. This theme serves as a reminder that managing life’s pressures can be overwhelming. Everyone deserves to feel supported, empowered, and able to seek support when needed. 

According to the 2023 State of Mental Health in America report by Mental Health America, there is still work to be done. The report found that 21% of adults in the United States are currently living with a mental illness, which amounts to over 50 million individuals. Shockingly, more than half of these adults—55%—aren’t receiving any form of treatment, totaling over 28 million people. Furthermore, 28% of those surveyed reported being unable to access the treatment they needed, with cost being a common issue. 

For young people in America, the situation is equally concerning, with over 2.7 million experiencing severe major depression. Alarmingly, 60% of these youth aren’t receiving the necessary mental health support. 

These statistics highlight the need to continue improving access to mental health care for people of all ages. In a world where individuals face constantly changing circumstances and stressors, Seven Counties Services is dedicated to prioritizing mental well-being by making services accessible and continuing the conversation on mental health to spread knowledgeable information and resources.  

We invite everyone to join us in raising awareness this month by accessing and sharing the following resources that focus on three critical areas:  

Learn, Act, and Advocate  

Remember that working on your mental health is continuous and takes time. At Seven Counties Services, there are resources and people available to help you navigate the stressors of everyday life, big and small. By seeking assistance to care for your mental health, you can develop long-term strategies to support yourself and others. 

Mental Health Support 

As a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, Seven Counties Services passionately serves individuals with mental and behavioral health needs regardless of their place of residence or insurance status. Our compassionate and caring medical and psychiatric professionals want you to know that you’re not alone. Get started today by calling (502) 589-1100 or completing an online appointment request.  

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs urgent help, the following numbers are available 24/7, 365: 

  • Adult Crisis Line: (502) 589-4313 
  • Child Crisis Line: (502) 589-8070 
  • Suicide and Crisis Line: 988  

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Dial or text 988 if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, experiencing a mental health crisis, or at risk of being in crisis. You will be connected to a trained crisis counselor who will work to ensure you feel safe and help identify options and information about mental health services in your area.  

Mental health is essential to your overall health and quality of life. From first appointment to completion of your treatment plan, Seven Counties Services is dedicated to walking alongside you on your journey. 


Reviewed by Brittany Pape, the Division Director of Child Crisis Services at Seven Counties Services. 

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