This year, MHA is talking about Risky Business. We believe it’s important to educate people about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illnesses, or could be signs of mental health problems themselves. –from Mental Health America
Use the #mhm2017 and #riskybusiness tags on social media.
NAMI estimates that nearly 1 in 5 adults (18.5%) in the U.S. suffer from some sort of mental illness in any given year. As we acknowledge Mental Health Month in May, we wanted to highlight a few resources that can help you explore the topic.
We have many books that can help you explore mental health issues. Look for works under the Subject of mental health or mental illness. You can also look up the specific issue, such as depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, or stress. Go here to search the library’s print catalog.
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We also have many ebook collections; the following two specific collections can be useful when you need to access information online.
Springer: This collection has an emphasis on scientific materials, including psychology.
ebrary: Ebrary contains many subject areas. Search a specific term for best results.
For articles, PsycArticles is a great place for psychology research. High quality, academic, peer reviewed articles are available on any psychology topic.
Looking for ways to help with everyday mental health maintenance? Try 31 Tips to Boost your Mental Health.
Finally, we have great help right here at ECC: Wellness Services. They have a lot of support services that they offer students, including one-on-one sessions, support groups, and crisis intervention. Contact information: Bldg B, Room B120, Tel: 847-214-7390
–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian