Chances are, you know someone with a mental illness. Chances are you have experienced a mental illness. According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness,
Though recent gun violence has been linked with mental illness (and President Obama's executive order on curbing gun violence includes $500 million for improved access to mental health care), few acts of violence are committed by people with a mental illness. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 90 percent of violent acts are committed by people without a mental illness. However, those who have a mental illness are ten times more likely to be victims of violence.
This guide and library display was inspired by LIS Mental Health Week, an effort to encourage discussion about mental health in libraries.
We have light boxes for your use on all three floors of the library. These boxes are helpful for the "winter blues" - when seasonal affective disorder and short winter days can affect your mood.