Last week, October 2-8, was Mental Illness Awareness Week, supported by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The point is to be more aware and in support of persons with various mental illnesses and disorders. If the library is anything, it is a place to learn and grow and gain understanding.
The backbone of the week is the Stigma Free Pledge, an agreement with yourself to do three things:
- Learn about mental health issues
- See the person, not the illness
- Take action on mental health issues
Be one of many to take the pledge today and use the following resources, a few of many in the library's collection, to educate yourself: