Everyone needs help during the challenging seasons of life. We were never meant to go it alone. Yet somehow society has made asking for help a sign of weakness. Yes Louisville is committed to being part of breaking down that stigma by celebrating the organizations in our city that provide a wide range of mental health support services for everyone who needs them.

One of our outstanding Positive Voices contributors, Kasen Meek, works with the marketing department at Centerstone, the largest community mental health system in Louisville and the surrounding area. His passion for their mission to help grow healthier communities through quality accessible mental health services for every level of need moved us. So we took him up on the opportunity to meet some of their adult services staff and talk more in person about the awesome work they do.

Laura Escobar-Ratfliff

It was a pleasure to sit down with Donor Communications Manager Melissa Bailey and Division Director of Adult Specialty Programs Laura Escobar-Ratliff to get the full scoop on all that is offered in their 23 Greater Louisville service locations.

Want to get involved? There are a variety of volunteer and event opportunities available for you to partner with Centerstone! September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Centerstone is joining with other community organizations to create an event like no other; a time for those impacted by suicide to share their stories and encourage those struggling to embrace the support available and not face it alone. Sem;colon will take place on September 10th at 8PM inside Art Sanctuary. Admission is just $10 and all proceeds go to Centerstone crisis and suicide prevention programs.

They are also always in need of volunteers, from yoga instructors to facility care, to writing birthday cards to kids in their residential programs, there is a way for everyone to invest. You can also give of your resources and support the needs of Centerstone programs through physical donations (clothing, toiletries, etc.) and monetary gifts. Connect to these needs by calling (502)753-5508 or by going online to Centerstone.org for more information.

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