Pathways holds mental health screenings

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ASHLAND, Ky. (WOWK) — May is mental health awareness month, and Pathways is hoping to reduce the stigma behind mental health care at the Ashland Town Center.

Pathways will be doing mental health screenings for adults on Friday at the Ashland Town Center until 2 p.m.

They’re primarily screening for depression and anxiety, but also want to tell people about resources they have readily available for folks needing a helping hand.

“We’re trying to take down the stigma of it all. Everybody should be able to get access to mental health care,” said Jaime Baird, Boyd County Clinical Director for Pathways. “We’re hoping that it can be as common as physical health issues as well. So, there should be no shame in going to a therapist, it should just be like going to a doctor.”

If you can’t make it to the event, but would like to be screened, you can give Pathways a call at (606) 324-1141 or after hours at 1-800-562-8909.

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