"Despite great strides in our understanding of mental illness and vast improvements in the dialogue surrounding it, too many still suffer in silence. Tens of millions of Americans face mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or post-traumatic stress disorder. During National Mental Health Awareness Month, we reaffirm our commitment to building our understanding of mental illness, increasing access to treatment, and ensuring those who are struggling to know they are not alone…" from a Proclamation by President Barack Obama, May 1, 2014
In recognition of this event, the Hermann Memorial Library has put on display in the main entrance a selection of older and newer books on the topic of mental health and mental illness. All of these books may be checked out. These are but a sampling of the many resources we have in the library on the subject. A librarian will be glad to show you other books and e-books, magazines and journals, newspapers, image files, videos and podcasts, and even more.
For your interest: NAMI is a rights and advocacy organization for mental health consumers, check out their announcement here. .2 months ago • 0 notes