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May is Mental Health Awareness Month and from May 1 to 7 is Mental Health Awareness Week. According to the website this year’s theme is My Story.

Awareness about mental health has grown in the last several year, with Covid 19 bringing it even more to the forefront as many people suffered poor mental health during lockdowns.

Why is mental health important? Everyone has mental health. It affects the way you move about the world and the way you interact with it. At some point, most people struggle with their mental health. When you have good mental health, you have a general positive state of well-being and can manage life’s high and lows. If you’re struggling with your mental health, navigating life can be a struggle.

Unfortunately, in the past society has had a “suck it up” attitude towards people who are struggling and many people have hid their mental health struggles for fear of being shamed. Now that more people are sharing their stories about their struggles and more services are being put in place to assist people, it’s no longer necessary to hide. Remember, your feelings and your story is valid, no matter what anyone says. Don’t be afraid to seek assistance from a counsellor or therapist if you are truly struggling. The Canadian Mental Health Association has some resources on their website as well also visit Wellness Together Canada.

Having good mental health is something you can achieve but it can take some work. TSPL carries many books to help you improve and maintain good mental health. Here are some of the books we have that you can borrow:


Photo Gallery: Mental Health Books 2023 will appear here on the public site.