Library Display | Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

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This month, I did a YA book display centered around Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health awareness is obviously important for all, but is particularly important for folks from marginalized backgrounds; people of color, LGBTQIA+ folks, and people with disabilities may be more likely to struggle with their mental health and may have more barriers to accessing resources. When I was creating this display, I was able to find some amazing books to include that handle mental health very skillfully, but YA desperately needs more books like these.

How I made the display:

I made a quick letter-sized flyer on Canva; you can download the PDF for free hereto use at your library, or make your own version! Mine included a brief sentence explaning the month, and a link to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, where there’s a lot of information and resources.

Books you could include in your display:

What’s your favorite book about mental health? Do you have any other diverse YA books focused on mental health in your library collection?

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