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May is Mental Health month and it is important to remember why #mentalhealthmatters. Statistics provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness show:

  • 1 in every 5 adults in the United States are affected by a mental illness
  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14 and 75% begins by age 24.

Mental health is a lifetime journey that is unique to you. Taking time to understand your diagnosis and work with a medical professional will help create a better understanding of how to manage your mental health going forward. There are a multitude of tools you can use to craft an individualized self-care plan. 

Parkland Community Library is introducing our Self-Care Series. During the month of May, we will have videos, resources, and other information available every Friday on Facebook. Together as a community, we can help #breakthestigma surrounding mental health.

Additional Resources:

Mental Health America

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Institute of Mental Health

Need someone to talk to?

Anxiety and Depression Association of America - 240-485-1001

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - 800-826-3632

Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800-273-8255

One way we are celebrating Mental Health Awareness month is Teen Self Care Bingo! Each week in May, we will select a new teen winner for a $10 Amazon gift card. Please provide us with the correct contact information: First and last name, phone number, grade, and age. Email teens@parkalndlibrary.org your completed bingo row! 

For grades 6-12.

Download the bingo board here. Questions? Please email teens@parkalndlibrary.org.

Mental health for teens:

Teen Ink-For Teens by Teens-Bullying 

Discovering Your Inner Strength 
Mindfulness resources: http://mindfulnessforteens.com/resources/

Teen line: Due to concerns about the coronavirus and to protect the health of our volunteers, our phone lines will temporarily close starting Friday March 13th. Please note that our emails are answered by both our teen and adult volunteers. If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital. If you are feeling suicidal and need to speak to someone right away, please call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.  Talknow by email.
AADAA: Founded in 1979, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research. With more than 1,800 professional mental health members (many of whom contribute blog posts, host webinars, review website content and more) ADAA is a leader in education, training, and research. More than 11 million people from around the world visit the ADAA website annually (and click on more than 38,000,000 pages)  to find current treatment and evidence-based research information and to access free resources and support. Together we are changing lives. 

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