Mental Health Resources

About Mental Health Month2024 Mental Health Month Proclamation image

May is Mental Health Month. The City of Paducah wants to increase the public’s awareness that mental health conditions, such a depression or anxiety, are real, common, and treatable. We are working to create a community that promotes mental wellness and supports prevention efforts.

In a proclamation for Mental Health Awareness Month, Paducah is urging all citizens, government agencies, in addition to public and private institutions to increase awareness and understanding of mental illnesses, reduce stigma and discrimination, and promote appropriate and accessible services. The 2024 proclamation is pictured.

2024 Message from Mayor George Bray   2024 Mental Health Month Calendar

2023 Mental Health Month News Release    2023 Mental Health Month Calendar

Where to Start

May's Mental Health Month is dedicated to prioritizing our well-being and promoting open conversations about mental health. Mental Health America's theme for 2024 is Where to Start: Mental Health in a Changing World. Below are some resources to help you reach out for help and for those who are here to support you.

Things to Say When You're Not Fine     Letter to Help You Ask for Help - Time to Talk

What to Say to Someone Who Says They're Fine - But They're Not Fine

Download Mental Health America's Toolkit of Resources

Available Resources

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress. It also provides prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved one. Here’s how to make a connection for immediate help

Call:  988

Text: When you text 988, you will complete a short survey letting the crisis counselor know a little about your situation. You will be connected with a trained crisis counselor in a crisis center who will answer the text, provide support, and share resources if needed.

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Chat Box      Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Website

Mental Health America Free Online Screening ToolMay is Mental Health Month graphic

This online screening tool through the Mental Health America is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine if you’re experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. The screening is free, confidential, and scientifically validated.  It takes only a few minutes, doesn’t require your personal information, and you’ll see tools to help you improve your mental health. There are screening tests for depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, postpartum depression, eating disorders, addiction, and more. Take care of yourself.

Mental Health Screening   

Local Resources

The greater Paducah area is fortunate to have several mental health service providers that can assist in the recovery of individuals with mental illnesses so that they can lead full and productive lives.

The Western Kentucky Mental Health Resource Directory includes more than two dozen local organizations and connections to resources. This resource directory is created by the Marshall County Health Coalition and provides information about service providers in locations including Paducah, Benton, Hardin, Mayfield, Murray, and Salem.

Western Kentucky Mental Health Resource Directory