In 2012, there were an estimated 43.7 million adults with some level of mental illness in the U.S. – 18.6% of all U.S. adults.*
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month
Shedding light on complex issues that affect everyone.
The Library has a special book display on the second floor, and online resources for more information about mental health.
Electronic Resources Available 24/7 from the Library:
- Mental Health America
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Behavioral Health
Excerpts from Proclamation 9433 of April 28, 2016, A Presidential Document by the Executive Office of the President on 05/03/2016:
“This month, we renew our commitment to ridding our society of the stigma associated with mental illness, encourage those living with mental health conditions to get the help they need, and reaffirm our pledge to ensure those who need help have access to the support, acceptance, and resources they deserve.
Let us strive to ensure people living with mental health conditions know that they are not alone, that hope exists, and that the possibility of healing and thriving is real. Together, we can help everyone get the support they need to recover as they continue along the journey to get well.
I call upon citizens, government agencies, organizations, health care providers, and research institutions to raise mental health awareness and continue helping Americans live longer, healthier lives.” … **
* “Results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings.” Results from the 2012 NSDUH: Mental Health National Findings, SAMHSA, CBHSQ. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and by RTI International (a Trade Name of Research Triangle Institute), Dec. 2013. Web. 04 May 2016. Link
** Obama, Barack, President. “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform 282 in the Last Year.” Federal Register. Federal Register, 3 May 2016. Web. 04 May 2016. Link