This tab is a place to amplify the stories and voices of those with mental illness and the stigmas they face. It is a place to learn and understand the role that our society has played in perpetuating mental iIlness-phobias. Ultimately, this is a space to work to prevent hate and misunderstandings about those with mental illnesses from continuing.
This LibGuide was created for those who wish to educate themselves through books, videos, and other resources on important social justice issues, and the viewpoints of marginalized populations. While the GHC library staff and faculty have made a substantial effort to provide numerous resources, this is not a comprehensive guide. If there are resources you consider irrelevant, or resources that were left out that you feel should be included, please contact us: email@example.com.
What is mental health?
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor mental health and mental illness are not the same things. A person can experience poor mental health and not be diagnosed with a mental illness. Likewise, a person diagnosed with a mental illness can experience periods of physical, mental, and social well-being.
Read more here: https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/learn/index.htm
We don't have these books at GHC, but you can check with your local public library:
no one cares about crazy people
All the Things We Never Knew
Understanding Mental Illness: A Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health Disorders for Family and Friends
Mental Health in Our Own Words
Living with a Mental Disorder
We All Have Mental Health