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.
Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health by Melanie Siebert
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
Michael Rosen’s Sad Book by Michael Rosen (children’s book)
The Way I Feel by Janan Cain (children’s book)