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You Are Not Alone: Mental Health Awareness Month

1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, but fewer than half get treatment.

1 in 6 U.S. youth experience a mental health condition each year, but only half get treatment.

Mental Health Awareness Month (NAMI) has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health.

Check out the NAMI website for more information on Mental Health Awareness Month.

Check out free resources available from the Lackawanna County Library System including access to health databases, mental health kits, and some recommended reads below. (Click here to put a mental health resource kit on hold.)

You are not alone, and your story is important. No one should have to feel stuck without the information, support, or help they need. The Library is here for you.

Freedom From Family Dysfunction: A Guide to Healing Families Battling Addiction or Mental Illness by Kenneth Perlmutter

Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health by Melanie Siebert

Logged In and Stressed Out: How Social Media is Affecting Your Mental Health and What You Can Do About It by Paula Durlofsky

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book by Michael Rosen (children’s book)

Parenting Children with Mental Health Challenges: A Guide to Life with Emotionally Complex Kids by Deborah Vlock

Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World by Ana Homayoun

The Way I Feel by Janan Cain (children’s book)

Your Brain Needs a Hug: Life, Love, Mental Health, and Sandwiches by Rae Earl

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