Health, wellness and recovery resources in the Commonwealth

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky

Courtesy of Isaiah House

Kentuckians have faced unprecedented challenges over the past few years. Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and the loss, isolation, frustration and financial hardships that came after took a toll on the Commonwealth, which has resulted in harmful habits for many.

Finding and utilizing resources to help with mental or behavioral health, substance use disorder and addiction recovery can lead to a longer, more productive life as we continue to move forward.

  • The National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Dial 988 at any time to contact a crisis center for assistance.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers information and resources for those seeking help. Its resource finds local specialized treatment centers and helps to connect you with professionals. You can also call its National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for 24/7 help.
  • Like SAMHSA’s resource, Find Help Now KY locates specialized addiction recovery and mental health facilities and programs throughout the Commonwealth.
  • Isaiah House, Kentucky’s largest faith-based, non-profit addiction recovery organization, provides healing, opportunity, purpose, education, and employment for people in recovery, allowing Kentuckians to pursue recovery in an all-encompassing, engaging, caring, and spiritual environment. More information about Isaiah House facilities and programs can be found on the website.
  • NAMI Kentucky is a statewide organization that advocates for effective and timely treatment to help prevent suicide, violence, homelessness and incarceration. Resources on its website include program information, affiliate organizations, crisis information and more.
  • For those in a position to give, The Salvation Army uses donations to support homeless shelters, food pantries, rehabilitation resources, financial assistance programs and more. Visit the website for details about all the services it offers, and to find a location nearest to you.

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