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‘Just check on your neighbors’: MCCC discusses Suicide Prevention Month

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Mental health professionals and advocates are highlighting the importance of loving yourself and loving your neighbor as National Suicide Prevention Month continues. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the point of the awareness month is “to shift public perception, spread hope and share vital...

County Health Departments Come Together To Offer Free Flu Shots

An update from the Floyd County Health Department:. The Floyd County Health Department will be partnering with The Johnson County Health Dept. to offer FREE flu shots on Saturday, 09/24/22, from 10A – 2P, or until we run out, at Kentucky State Police’s weigh station in East Point, KY.

‘Trauma is trauma’: MCCC meets communities with mental health services post-flood

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Recent weather has people across the region searching for small pockets of sunshine- literally and metaphorically. After floodwaters ravaged many Eastern Kentucky communities at the end of July, people were left wondering how to move forward. For most, occupied by thoughts about rebuilding or reclaiming the place they once called home, reeling with the loss of everything they worked hard for. For some, it was the loss of the people who did not make it through the storm. But, for everyone, the mental toll has been palpable.

Former employee awarded more than $2 million in lawsuit against EKY hospital

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/Lexington Herald-Leader) - One former employee of an Eastern Kentucky hospital has been awarded a lot of money in a lawsuit against her former employer. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports behavioral therapist Ashley Shepherd sued Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg for wrongful termination in Floyd County...

Advocates provide mental health resources for Kentuckians after flooding

MARTIN, Ky. — Counselors in eastern Kentucky are working to raise awareness of mental health resources for those in communities impacted by flooding. Chris Griffith has seen firsthand the devastation flooding had on his community. “These are my people. I am them and we’re all brothers and sisters in...

Indicted doctor asks for permission to write prescriptions again

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Paintsville doctor currently under federal indictment for improperly prescribing opioids has asked a judge to allow him to start writing prescriptions again. Dr. Loey Kousa is charged with unlawfully distributing controlled substances, health care fraud and making false statements. He is accused of prescribing opioids...