According to the surgeon general, one in every five Americans experiences a mental disorder in any given year, and 50 percent of Americans have mental disorders at some time in their lives. Yet more than half fail to seek treatment, likely due to a lack of awareness or fear of stigma.
Your Mind Matters is an informational program series held each May that's designed to raise awareness of mental health issues, highlight community resources, reduce mental illness stigmas and promote the importance of mental wellness for all. Events include Lunch & Learn, brown-bag lunchtime talks featuring therapists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals; film screenings; and evening workshops.
The event series is sponsored by a coalition of community health organizations, advocacy groups and the library.
Challenge mental health stigmas at your library with a program series about mental disorders, awareness and advocacy.