Mental Health Awareness Resources

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. No one should feel alone or without the information, support and help they need. 

Online screening tools are a quick way to determine if you are struggling with a mental health issue. Consider visiting Mental Health America’s online screening tools at https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/

Local and National Resources

Resources to help you or someone you care about find support

LookUp Indiana
Mental, behavioral, and emotional health information.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255 -- for anyone who needs assistance, whether for themselves or loved ones.

Crisis Text Line
Text IN to 741741

Veteran Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-8255, and press 1 or Text to 838255
Support for deaf and hard of hearing is available at 1-800-799-4889
Support for Spanish speakers is available at 1-888-628-9454

The Trevor Project
Trevor Lifeline Call Number: 1-866-488-7386
TrevorText - START to 678678

Click here for local Johnson County community resources and mental health providers

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week Activity Workbook
Fun for kids--download and print to write, color and draw!

Find more information at Upstream Prevention

Upcoming JCPL Mental Health and Mindfulness Programs

VIEW programs and Register 

Mental Health Awareness Booklists

Titles compiled by JCPL librarians
Mental Health Awareness Titles for Adults


Mental Health Awareness Titles for Teens


Mental Health Awareness Titles for Children


Suicide Prevention Booklists

Titles that will offer support and insight for those who struggle

Adult and Teen Fiction/Biography

YA FIC COL
"Little & Lion" by Brandy Colbert

YA FIC EMM
"Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel" by Val Emmich

921 GOTTLIEB, LORI 
"Maybe you should talk to someone : a therapist, her therapist, and our lives revealed" by Lori Gottlieb

FIC MOY
 "Me Before You" by JoJo Moyes 

FIC NG
"Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng

YA FIC NIV
"All the bright places" by Jennifer Niven

YA FIC QUI
"Forgive me, Leonard Peacock: A novel" by Matthew Quick







Children

J PICTURE BOOKS BRA
"Being Edie is hard today" by Ben Brashares

J 158.12 GAT
"Breathe with me: using breath to feel strong, calm, and happy" by Mariam Gates

J PICTURE BOOKS LLE
"The color monster : a story about emotions" by Anna Llenas

J PICTURE BOOKS LUY
"My heart" by Corinna Luyken

J PICTURE BOOKS PAT
"1-2-3 a calmer me: helping children cope when emotions get out of control" by Colleen Patterson

J PICTURE BOOKS RAG

"The brain storm" by Linda Ragsdale

J PICTURE BOOKS RAS
"The happy book" by Andy Rash

J 158.12 STE
"Meditation is an open sky : mindfulness for kids" by Whitney Stewart