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.
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.