‘Mental health is part of health:’ Doctors, activists addressing stigmas of mental illness

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Conversations about mental health have become a topic of conversation lately. From talking points in political campaigns, to national attention in the wake of country music star Naomi Judd’s death. May is also Mental Health Awareness Month, and activists are using this time to address the stigma and also reach people … Read more

Mental health hotline in Springfield reports increase in calls following death of Naomi Judd

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The suicide of singer Naomi Judd is leading to an increase in calls to mental health hotlines. Executive Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI, Stephanie Appleby, says not only are more people coming in for counselling, but their warm line answers twice as many calls from people needing … Read more

Naomi Judd spoke about mental health battle before her death

Naomi Judd, who died on Saturday at the age of 76 due to “the disease of mental illness,” was open about her battle with depression throughout her decades-long career. During an interview on “Good Morning America” in 2016, the “Love Can Build a Bridge” singer revealed that she had been facing “extreme” and “severe depression,” … Read more