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Pathways hosts mental health fair, screenings

May 16, 2019 GMT

ASHLAND — Pathways Inc. will observe Mental Health Month by distributing information about mental wellness and mental health services at the Ashland Town Center Mall located at 500 Winchester Ave. on Friday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will include a free depression screening.

May is Mental Health Month, which began 70 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone.

When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.

According to Pathways, some of the most common questions about depression are: What’s the difference in depression and being sad? Why is nothing helping my depression? Where can I find people like me? How do you treat depression? Is this condition forever? Will I always feel this way? How fast do depression medications work?

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Answers to those questions can be provided at the event by behavioral healthcare professionals.

Pathways’ mission is to deliver exceptional services in a caring, professional manner. Pathways staff served over 14,500 community members last year in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, Lawrence, Menifee Montgomery, Morgan, and Rowan counties last year.