May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry“For many, getting help starts with a conversation. People who believe they may be suffering from a mental health condition should talk about it with someone they trust and consult a health care provider. As a Nation, it is up to all of us to know the signs of mental health issues and lend a hand to those who are struggling. Shame and stigma too often leave people feeling like there is no place to turn. We need to make sure they know that asking for help is not a sign of weakness — it is a sign of strength. To find treatment services nearby, call 1-800-662-HELP. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers immediate assistance for all Americans, including service members and veterans, at 1-800-273-TALK.” — April 30, 2013 Presidential Proclamation

Newsbank’s¬†Special Report on Mental Health¬†includes a select group of articles and background information on disorders, providers, institutions, science, awareness, government involvement and more.

The Library has many books on the topic of mental health. You can find them on the shelves using the call number 616.89. Check one out this month…