May is mental health awareness month, and the Christian County Sheriff's Office is working to help fight the issue in Christian County. The County also provides programs such as mental health court to help people who are dealing with legal issues as a result of mental illness.
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning show to discuss mental health, and what the county is doing to help those suffering from mental health problems. One thing the county jail does is provides mental health treatment for inmates.
Kettelkamp is also a part of the mental health court team in Christian County, and spoke highly of the work that the mental health court has done.
Another point that Kettelkamp wanted to make was that the negative stigma surrounding mental health needs to change, and that those dealing with mental health problems should seek treatment.