Even though Depression Awareness Month is almost over, mental health issues and disorders have no season. Please share these curated book lists and resources about depression with anyone in your life who may need them.
And don’t forget to practice your own self care. It’s like the oxygen masks on airplanes- you can be the most helpful to others by putting on your own mask first.
Depression Awareness Resources
National Institute of Mental Health: Everyone feels sad or low sometimes, but these feelings usually pass with a little time. Depression is different. Learn the different types of depression, signs and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, and how to find help.https://go.usa.gov/xsd3h
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
WebMD: Experts from WebMD give tips for coping with depression and feeling your best. https://www.webmd.com/balance/features/october-depression-awareness-month
Depression Awareness Book Lists
Very Well Mind: The 11 Best Books for Depression of 2021, According to a Licensed Mental Health Counselor https://www.verywellmind.com/best-books-for-depression-5094535
Healthline: 12 Books That Shine a Light on Depression in 2021 https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/best-books-depression
Mark Manson: “I’ve read a lot of books about anxiety and depression over the years and these are some of the best ones I’ve come across. They’re way more qualified than I am to help you through whatever suckage you’re experiencing.” https://markmanson.net/5-books-for-dealing-with-anxiety-and-depression
Best Counseling Degrees: 30 Best self-improvement books for those battling depression https://www.bestcounselingdegrees.net/resources/depression-self-help-books/
- Persepolis — Climbing the Stairs with a Librarian
- Win a book from the Children’s Department! And learn about our special selections.
- A Moment for Queen Elizabeth II
- The Books that Made O’Fallon Love to Read, a Book List and Reader Advisory
- The Importance of Reading from Director Ryan Johnson in Library News & Notes