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May 2023 - What's Happening @ LWLC: Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

May has been the designated Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949. Every year, the "theme" for the month changes. For 2023, the theme is:  "Take Some Time to Look Around, Look Within". 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.


The theme's goal is to provide foundational knowledge about mental health & mental health conditions and information about what people can do if their mental health is a cause for concern. 


Useful Links related to Mental Health

Mental Health America has Fact Sheets from 2013 which provide a good overview of mental health. Mental Health America also develops a toolkit; the 2023 toolkit can be downloaded from this site
5 Ways You Can Support Mental Health Awareness Month 2017 (GoodTherapy) - 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.

May 7-13, 2023 - National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

May is Mental Health Awareness Month (SAMHSA) - Information along with links to resources, practitioner trainings, and federal resources.

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

Mental Health Statistics (Forbes) - Along with statistics, there are links to guides, online therapy reviews, and additional readings. - 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.

Additional links can be found on the Stress Awareness Month page from the April 2023 What's Happening @ LWLC.

Books & E-books

Some books and e-books in our collection related to mental health include :

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