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May 2018 - What's Happening @ LWLC: Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month

May has been the designated Mental Health Awareness month since 1949. Every year, the "theme" for the month changes. For 2018, the theme is  "Fitness#4Mind4Body" and the primary goals are to build public recognition about how important mental health is to the overall health and wellness of the human body.


Some topics that will be specifically focused on include relaxation techniques, the importance of a healthy diet to mental health, exercise, alcohol abuse, and how to find help and support if you or your loved one may be showing signs of a mental illness.

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Useful Links related to Mental Health

Mental Health America has available Tool Kits from 2013-2017. You will need to send a request in order to download the 2018 toolkit. 
5 Ways You Can Support Mental Health Awareness Month 2017 - Despite the date, the information and links cover a range of topics.

31 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health - Short statements and relevant illustrations for each tip.

Introduction to Gardening for Health and Wellbeing - A women's boot company's guide to how gardening is beneficial for mental health and wellbeing along with useful gardening tips and advice.

May  10 - National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - One-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.

National Alliance on Mental Illness - This site contains overviews of several forms of mental illnesses, treatment options, and avenues of support. There is a page for useful infographics and fact sheets.

NoStigmas Project - Documenting via stories, creative works, and advocacy related to mental illness and suicide.

Presidential Proclamation - While this proclamation is from 2017, the information contained within is relevant for 2018.

Additional links can be found on the Stress Awareness Month page from the April 2018 What's Happening @ LWLC

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Books & E-books

Some books and e-books in our collection related to stress include (selections: KW, NF) :

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