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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1, 2023

Mental Health Awareness month

Since 1949, the month of May has been dedicated to promoting mental health awareness and prioritizing emotional and psychological well-being for individuals and communities. We hope that the library’s books, digital resources, and programs can help you on your mental health journey.

Displays & Recommended Reading

We have displays at the library with books on mental health topics for teens and adults, and our librarians have created a list of titles for adults that you can view through our online catalog. If you need help finding a specific book or topic, our librarians in Adult Services and Youth Services are always here to help.

Beanstack Reading Challenge For Adults

Mental Health Awareness Reading Challenge

Talking and sharing about mental health can be tricky, but we’re here to help to break the stigma. Lower your stress levels by reading a good book and check out resources and activities to help on your mental health journey. This challenge is for patrons ages 18 and up. Signup begins May 1.

Online Resources
Logo for the digital library resource, Hoopla

Hoopla is offering ebooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, and more regarding a myriad of ways to help you prioritize your mental health. All you need is your library card!

Teen Health & Wellness provides middle school and high school age students with self-help tips, education on specific topics, and a space for them to learn healthy ways of managing their mental health.

→ SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration) has several virtual events this month, as well as information and resources on mental health for all ages.

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