Perhaps you know someone who is battling depression or having thoughts of suicide? Maybe you know someone who has addiction issues and substance abuse has taken over their lives. Do you know someone who is dealing with domestic violence, sexual abuse or just problems coping with day to day life? Maybe that someone is you. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, MCTC will be hosting the Breaking the Chains: Erasing the Stigma event on Friday, October 2nd. It will take place in the Fields Lobby of the Maysville campus from 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. and is open to the entire community, free of charge. Local organizations will be onsite displaying the many services they provide, below is a condensed list:

  • National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Comprehend, Inc.
  • Primary Plus Counseling
  • Womens Crisis Center
  • New Hope Community Services
  • Pathways, Inc.
  • St. Claire Medical Center Behavioral Health Services
  • Just Keep Living
  • Bluegrass Regional Mental Health Center
  • Stoner Creek Behavioral Health Center
  • Buffalo Trace District Health Department

This event is an opportunity for people to come out and show their support for those who are struggling with mental health issues, stated Hope Tyson, event coordinator. Its also an opportunity for those who are struggling to learn about all the many helpful resources available to them right at their doorstep. The event is geared for family fun; there will be live entertainment, fun activities for the kids and a mini campus walk that will feature statistics and empowering messages surrounding the many areas of mental health. Throughout the event, guest speakers will take the stage to share their personal stories of struggle and success.

For more information or to become an exhibitor, contact Hope Tyson at 606-759-7141, ext. 66147.