May is Mental Health Awareness Month

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, roughly one in six American adults lives with a mental illness. Libraries in every part of the country provide valuable resources and access to crucial mental health information. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASLCA), a division of ALA, encourages you and your team to check out our updated free toolkit designed to help you create a more welcoming and accessible library environment for users who experience mental illness.

For more information, please visit the websites of the advocacy and educational organizations provided at the end of the toolkit. We also encourage you to visit the ASCLA website at for additional tips and toolkits to better serve your communities..


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