Currently, with the sad passing of Robin Williams, the topic of mental health is on the mind of many people. As Buzz Aldrin wrote on Twitter, “The loss of Robin Williams is tragic. Like him, I and many veterans also suffer from depression. All Americans should awaken to this.”
Let’s not ignore the importance of mental health. Stop by the Library for books, magazines, and other resources on the topic.
Additional resources have been made available by the U.S. Government, take a look:
- The federal government provides numerous resources on the prevention and treatment of mental health problems. Click here for a list of their resources.
- Mental health resources is also made available from the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services.
- Depression also affects children. Parents, here are some resources to help you know the signs of depression and other mental illnesses.
- Visit MentalHealth.gov for some very in-depth and essential resources on the topic.
Remember, if you or somebody else is in emotional distress, or if you’re concerned about suicide, you can call: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). For emergency help, you can always dial 9-1-1.