Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Mental Health Month

Once again with the pandemic still happening, we aren't doing any events for Mental Health Month at the center, but we are still celebrating and acknowledging the fact.  And it's not just our center that is celebrating. A recent curbside library pickup included a card and wristband celebrating Mental Health Month, the very same ones we have given out at the center. 

Mental Health Awareness Month has been going on since 1949 and its purpose is to  raise awareness and educate the public about: mental illnesses, such as  depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder; the realities of living with these conditions; and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. It also aims to draw attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illnesses. Mental Health Awareness Month also strives to reduce the stigma (negative attitudes and misconceptions) that surrounds mental illnesses. 

And each year during this month, I try to read at least one book focused on mental health. This year it is Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. 


  1. Good on the library. And good on you for the mention. Mental Health deserves recognition.

  2. Hari OM
    Here's to a meaningful month for all who are touched with issues of mental disturbance. Do let us know what you think of the book! YAM xx

  3. Hopefully blogger will allow this comment. Thank you for your continued support of this important cause.

  4. Hope you are having a great day.

  5. Have a good reading/writing day.