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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

by Cheryl Ocampo on 2024-04-26T15:53:00-07:00 in Health & Human Services, Psychology | 0 Comments

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. During May, we take a moment to acknowledge the impact of mental health on our lives. Since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been dedicated to supporting those with mental health conditions and their families through activities like education and advocacy. During this busy time, we encourage you to #TakeAMentalHealthMoment for yourself with no guilt or shame. You are more than enough and worthy of wellness and care!

You can easily incorporate several activities into your day to support your wellness:

  1. Start a gratitude journal
  2. Walk outside
  3. Meditate
  4. Listen to music
  5. Talk to a friend
  6. Read a good book!!!
  7. Talk to a mental health professional

Your mental health matters because you matter! Whether you are going through your own wellness journey, supporting a loved one, or you are a professional dedicated to serving the health and well-being of others, the library has many resources available to you.


The following books are a selection of resources specifically focused on the topic of mental health:  


Cover Art(Don't) Call Me Crazy by Kelly Jensen
ISBN: 9781616207816
Publication Date: 2018-10-02
Cover ArtLife Inside My Mind by Jessica Burkhart (Editor); Maureen Johnson; Robison Wells; Lauren Oliver; Jennifer L. Armentrout; Amy Reed; Aprilynne Pike; Rachel M. Wilson; Dan Wells; Amber Benson; E. Kristin Anderson; Sarah Fine; Kelly Fiore-Stultz; Ellen Hopkins; Scott Neumyer; Crissa-Jean Chappell; Francesca Lia Block; Tara Kelly; Kimberly McCreight; Megan Kelley Hall; Hannah Moskowitz; Karen Mahoney; Tom Pollock; Cyn Balog; Melissa Marr; Wendy Toliver; Cindy L. Rodriguez; Candace Ganger; Sara Zarr; Cynthia Hand; Francisco X. Stork
ISBN: 9781481494649
Publication Date: 2018-04-10
Cover ArtReal Self-Care by Pooja Lakshmin
ISBN: 9780593489727
Publication Date: 2023-03-14
Cover ArtWhy Has Nobody Told Me This Before? by Julie Smith
ISBN: 9780063227934
Publication Date: 2022-01-11
Cover ArtI Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki by Baek Sehee; Anton Hur (Translator)
ISBN: 9781635579383
Publication Date: 2022-11-01
Cover ArtWho Is Wellness For? by Fariha Roisin
ISBN: 9780063077089
Publication Date: 2022-06-14
If you are a student in psychological crisis and need to speak to someone immediately, please call Counseling and Psychological Services' 24/7 MSMU Crisis Line to speak to a counselor.
The MSMU 24/7 Crisis Line is 310.954.4CPS - (310.954.4277)
If you have a life-threatening condition or medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

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