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Mental Health Introduction

Welcome to the

Cressman Library Mental Health Resource Guide! 

Despite the stigma around mental health, we recognize how real it is and the impact it can have on many aspects of one's life, including their academic performance. We have therefore curated this resource guide, in hopes that it can provide the adequate resources to promote the mental well-being of our community. The resources presented in the research guide range from academic research materials to self-help strategies

While some of the information provided in this guide aims to guide the viewer in their journey to mental wellness, we encourage those struggling to reach out to qualified professionals per the options listed here, or any local professional.

Information about mental-health related organizations and on-campus events can be found here.

If you want some book recommendations or want to know what books we have at the Cressman Library, you can find them here.

If you need more assistance or have any suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What is Mental Health?

Mental health is a state of mental well-being that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to their community.


From the National Alliance on Mental Illness:

1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-14 

This Library Guide was created by:

Fatimah Abdulqaher

Library Student Ambassador

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