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Mental Health Awareness Month


It is important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so we are highlighting some of our best books and resources to help you find information on mental health issues.

Our online databases cover a wide range of health topics:

MedlinePlus – The National Library of Medicine brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

Health and Wellness Resource Center – This revolutionary resource answers the need for a fully integrated, ever-growing electronic resource center for all levels of health research. Rely on the Health & Wellness Resource Center for instant access to carefully compiled medical reference and periodical materials that your users can trust.

Teen Health and Wellness – A comprehensive database that provides teens (and those who care about teens) with research support and self-help on issues important to their well-being. Student-friendly articles make complex topics understandable and give insight into the teen experience. Teens can submit their own questions and user-created content to get a personalized experience.

You can always ask a librarian to help you navigate the databases or point you towards further resources. We can help you find books on a variety of mental health issues. Here is a selection of newer titles on a variety of mental health topics:

For adults:

The Addiction Spectrum by Paul Thomas, MD
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson
The Inflamed Mind by Edward Bullmore
The Collected Schizophrenias by Esme Weijun Wang
Are U OK? by Kati Morton

For teens:

(Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health edited by Kelly Jensen
Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles edited by Jessica Burkhart
101 Ways to Conquer Teen Anxiety: Simple Tips, Techniques, and Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety, Worry and Panic Attacks by Thomas McDonagh
Depression: A Teen's Guide to Survive and Thrive by Jacqueline B. Toner

For kids:

Understanding Myself: A Kid's Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings by Mary C. Lamia
Breathe with Me: Using Breath to Feel Strong, Calm, and Happy by Mariam Gates
What to do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner
A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers by Holly Brochmann

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