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May 2019 - 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 2019, the theme is an expansion of last year's theme:  "Fitness#4Mind4Body". The primary goals of Mental Health Awareness Month are to build public recognition about how important mental health is to the overall health and wellness of the human body.


Some topics expanding from last year's theme will include animal companionship (including pets and support animals), spirituality, humor, work-life balance, and recreation and social connections as ways to boost mental health and general wellness.

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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 2019 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  6 - National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Mental Health Month (National Council for Behavioral Health) - Informative resources for general, women's, and teen mental health. - 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.

Presidential Proclamation - While this proclamation is from 2018, the information contained within is relevant for 2019.

Additional links can be found on the Stress Awareness Month page from the April 2019 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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