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Mental Health Awareness (2019)

Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Month in an effort to raise awareness of mental health issues. To combat negative attitudes and misconceptions it is important to start with our own assumptions and beliefs. If you are struggling to cope with your own experiences, or trying to understand those of someone you love, books from this display can provide the insight this topic deserves.

Suicide Awareness (2018)

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources & discussion in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo & stigmatized topic. We use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness & connect individuals with help. While suicide prevention is always important, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time to come together with strength around a difficult topic. These books are only a few of the many out there that have managed to expose the reasons why people turn to suicide & how to spot the signs. Below is a list of resources that you can contact if you, a friend or a loved one is battling with thoughts of suicide.

Available 24 hours everyday
Hopeline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Crisis Text Line: text START to 741-741
The Mighty Site (real stories of people facing challenges) 
Project Semicolon (non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope & love for those who struggle with mental illness, suicide, addiction & self-injury) 
SPRC tweets (the nation’s only federally supported resource center advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention)
Trevor Project (The leading national organization providing crisis intervention & suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth) 
JED Foundation (nonprofit working to support the mental health of teens & young adults)
StampStigma (Working to reduce the stigma of mental illness & substance use disorders. A campaign of the Association for Behavioral Health & Wellness) 
American Association of Suicidology (recommended reading from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS))