Library Display: Mental Health Awareness


Come check out our Mental Health Awareness book display on the 1st FL! (next to the front doors, across from the Circulation desk). 

In addition to books and DVDs the display also provides some handouts on where to get help, a wellness checklist and more. Also see our topic guide at for additional statistics, videos, book recommendations and resources.

Wellness is more than an absence of disease. It involves complete general, mental and social well-being. And mental health is an essential component of overall health and well-being. The fact is our overall well-being is tied to the balance that exists between our emotional, physical, spiritual and mental health.

But there are steps that maintain well-being and help everyone achieve wellness. These involve a balanced diet, regular exercise, enough sleep, a sense of self-worth, development of coping skills that promote resiliency, emotional awareness, and connections to family, friends and the community.

Just as we check our blood pressure and get cancer screenings, it’s a good idea to take periodic stock of our emotional well-being. One recent study said everyone should get their mental health checked as often as they get a physical, and many doctors routinely screen for mental health, which typically include a series of questions about lifestyle, eating and drinking habits and mental wellness. But a checkup doesn’t necessarily require a special trip to the doctor. There are also online screening tools you can use. While conditions like depression are common (roughly 1 in 5 Americans have a mental health condition) they are extremely treatable.

Mental Health Resources

American Psychiatric Association

National Institute on Mental Health

Mental Health America

Crisis Text Line

Samaritans of Rhode Island Hotline

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Make It OK

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Mental Health Resources for Children

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Children’s Bureau of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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Tools & Apps


Sentimoji™ emojis lets you say what other emojis can’t. Download them today to show care and support for friends and loved ones. Available on Android or iOS.


color therapy Color Therapy

With Color Therapy, people turn their anxieties into beautiful artworks through the colorings templates and tools that we provide, and benefit from the outpouring support from the community.


Up appUp! Depression, Bipolar & Borderline Management

Up! is a tracking app intended for users living with mood disorders. Users can track sleep, work, physical activity and smartphone use. Up! allows for automatic tracking which enables users to input their favorite places like work, gym and home so Up! can record time spent in these locations automatically. Bi-weekly and monthly health reports of moods and automatic logs can be downloaded as pdfs. Users can also rate suggested warning signs or create their own and Up! will create an alert when these warning signs are logged. The app also has options to connect the users profile with health professionals and/or friends for communication.

ADAA Reviewed Mental Health Apps

Best Bipolar Apps (Healthline)

Best Depression Apps (Healthline)

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker (iOS)

Living Mentally Healthy

Moodfit – Shape Up Your Mood (iOS)

Top 25 Mental Health Apps (Psycom)

Disclaimer: The contents of this guide are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition.