According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness - Louisiana, 715,000 adults in Louisiana have a mental health condition.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the library has loads of up-to-date resources on grief, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. Check out https://namilouisiana.org/ for local resources and information online.
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It's OK that You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that Doesn't Understand by Megan Devine
Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to 'solve' grief. Megan writes, 'Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.' Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face--in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world"--Amazon.com.
Man Down: A Guide for Men on Mental Health by Charlie Hoare
How often do you put on a "coping" front, when in reality you're troubled with insecurities and anxieties? Do you find it difficult to open up about how you're feeling?
You might be surprised to learn that you are not alone, and that many men find it challenging to talk about their worries. From tips on how to reach out, to advice on navigating mental health issues, this volume is full of guidance on how to look out for your well-being.
Your Brain Is Always Listening: Tame the Hidden Dragons That Control Your Happiness, Habits, and Hang-Ups by Daniel G. Amen, MD
In Your Brain Is Always Listening, Dr. Daniel Amen shows you how to recognize harmful dragons and gives you the weapons to vanquish them. With these practical tools, you can stop feeling sad, mad, nervous, or out of control and start being happier, calmer, and more in control of your own destiny.