Mental Health Resources for Families

Mental health is important for every stage in life. After the last two years of pandemic living, many people are realizing that stress, isolation, and uncertainty have taken a toll on their well-being. Our librarians have curated some resources below to help your family connect with professionals and seek more information on certain topics. 

Mental Health Literature for Parents

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day occurs each year in May. These books feature advice, information, and more for parents on the topic of mental health. To find out more about Mental Health Awareness Day, or to obtain additional resources, please visit the American Psychological Association website.

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Mental Health Resources for Children

Read, watch, and listen to these mental health materials today.

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Middle Grade Mental Health Fiction

Middle grade fiction is a genre of chapter book that generally appeals to readers in the upper elementary grades through middle school. The books in this list have themes and characters that are either centered on or portray an aspect of mental health. Each selection includes a content warning, so you may read or avoid any topics not right for you or your child at this time. If you are looking for more books on mental health, or would like to read about a more specific topic, please chat with a librarian to obtain a list of custom selections that will best fit you or your child.

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