Mental Health Awareness & Resources
We have compiled book lists for all ages to read during May (and the whole year) to spread awareness and learn about different aspects of Mental Health. These lists are just a small sample of the books and resources available, if you would like more recommendations contact the library or stop by to talk to a librarian.
Whether you realize it or not, mental health plays a big role in your overall well-being. When you’re mentally healthy, you are able to enjoy your life and the people in it, feel good about yourself, keep up good relationships, and deal with stress.
It’s normal for your mental health to shift over time – we all face difficult situations in our lives.
Here are a few resources to learn more about Mental Health Awareness.
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine has put together an amazing array of resources appropriate for teens and young people.
Center for Young Women’s Health and Young Men’s Health: These websites provide a series of guides on emotional health, including test anxiety, depression, bullying, and eating disorders, as well as overall health.
Go Ask Alice!: Geared towards young adults, this question and answer website contains a large database of concerns surrounding emotional health.
Change To Chill: Looking for mindfulness?
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: SAMHSA provides information on mental health services and treatment centers through a service locator.
If you or someone you know are in crisis, get immediate help:
- Call 911 for help right away!
- National Suicide Prevention : 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat
- Crisis Text Line: Text SIGNS to 741741 for 24/7, anonymous, free crisis counseling
- Disaster Distress: CALL or TEXT 1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish)
- National Eating Disorder Association or call 1-800-931-2237
- The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ Youth) or call 1-866-488-7386
- HOPELINE for Youth
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance or call 800-826-3632
- Al-Anon For Teens and Families or call 888-4AL-ANON (888-425-2662)
- National Runaway Safeline or call 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)
- Trans Lifeline or call 877-565-8860