Its purpose is to raise awareness about mental illnesses, such as depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. It also aims to draw attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illnesses. Mental Health Awareness Month also aims to educate communities about psychological disorders, while reducing the stigma that surrounds them.
Check out one of these great books that tackles this difficult topic. Click on the title to find the book or place a hold.
Breaking Butterflies by M. Anjelais
Essential Maps for the Lost by Deb Caletti
We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean
Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn
Calvin by Martine Leavitt
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Schizo by Nic Sheff
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia