There are not many days left in May now, but it is never to late to be aware. May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
According to NAMI, the 2011 National College Health Assessment (NCHA), a survey of nearly 28,000 college students conducted by the American College Health Association, revealed 30% reported they "felt so depressed it was difficult to function" at least once in the last twelve months and 6.6% reported they "seriously considered suicide" one or more times during the past year. The survey also states that depression is one of the leading causes for poor performance in college students.
Do you have or know someone who has an eating disorder, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD? A story with people facing the same problems can go a long way towards understanding and accepting a problem in a young person's life. Try one of these great titles at the library or share them with someone you know.