mental health

In the wake of the January shooting at Marshall County High School, Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require schools to employ mental health professionals to recognize symptoms of trauma in students.

An advocate of mental health awareness and treatment says diseases of the mind are often incremental in nature. 

A number of activities today focus on mental health awareness.

UPDATE 4:27 p.m.: The state Senate voted on Wednesday to override Gov. Matt Bevin’s veto of “Tim’s Law.” The vote was 35-1, with Republican Sen. Wil Schroder of Wilder voting against.

The override now moves to the state House, which has until Thursday to consider it.


Kentucky senators are considering overriding a veto by Gov. Matt Bevin of a bill – known as “Tim’s Law” — that would allow a court to order involuntary outpatient mental health treatment.