This week officially begins Mental Health Week #GETLOUD.
Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health (CMHA.ca).
To celebrate the week, I planned a program at my library called The Way to Self-Compassion:
In celebration of Mental Health Week, the George Mackie Library presents a workshop on how we can cultivate compassion for ourselves. If you have ever felt you were inadequate or a failure, you are not alone. These feelings can lead to depression, anxiety and self-loathing. Join presenter Caer Weber as she explains how our thinking is faulty in these modern times, and how it leads to so much pain for all of us. Discover how we can liberate ourselves from some of our pain.
I also created a list on Bibliocommons of young adult and adult books related to mental health issues: Mental Health Awareness.
Is your library doing anything for Mental Health Week?