Friday, May 6, 2016

Mental Health Month

In case you didn't know, May is Mental Health Month.  Since I've been going to services, I've been well aware of this.  Our county behavioral health department will having booths this month during our town's annual farmers market, which began this week and will run till the end of September.

One of the reading challenges I am participating in this year is the Mental Illness Advocacy. I don't think I'll stop this month, though and I will probably read more than 12 books.  So far this month I've read two books that fit that challenge, both graphic novel memoirs.
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me     
I definitely want to continue reading mental illness books, this year and next and not just in May. 

And  yesterday on Twitter someone mentioned watching the Prozac Nation movie, not knowing that Mental Health Month had begun.  I then decided I need to watch my copy again soon.  

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened


  1. I haven't seen that movie, but I want to. I didn't know it was Mental Illness month.

    1. Be sure to read the book first :-) A lot of stuff in the book isn't covered in the movie. But I still liked both.

  2. I've got Prozac Nation on my to be read list. As much as you liked it, I know it has to have a message.
    I didn't know May was mental health month. I learned something knew. Take care.