Kentucky Poll Releases Findings over Mental Health Service Awareness

Apr 19, 2017

Credit Interact for Health, Facebook

Nearly seven in 10 Kentucky adults know who to contact for services or treatment for depression.

But young adults between 18 to 29 - and adults over 65 were less likely to know. That’s according to findings from this month’s Kentucky Health Issues Poll following a survey from last September and October.

 

Half of those surveyed said they knew a friend or family member they believe has a serious problem with depression. Women were more likely than men to report knowing someone they thought was depressed. 

 

Interact for Health and Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky fund the poll. University of Cincinnati’s Institute for Policy Research contacted more than 1,500 Kentucky adults over the phone.