Nearly Half of Kentuckians Suspect Depression or Mental Illness Among Loved Ones

Feb 6, 2012

Things like the slumping economy and the post-holiday blues can take their toll on people’s emotions. According to the 2011 Kentucky Health Issues Poll; about half of the Commonwealth’s residents reported that they had a friend or family member behave in a way that might indicate a serious mental health problem. Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati spokesperson Janice Bogner told WNKU’s Matt Kelley that perceived depression isn’t the same as a clinical diagnosis, but that’s still a high percentage. (get more information at