Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Observation of Mental Health Awareness Month in May began in 1949, and is supported by Mental Health America, federal and state governments, and many more organizations. This year, Mental Health America is asking us to “Look Around, Look Within.” The organization suggests that we consider the many internal and external factors that affect our mental health.
That said, perhaps it is no coincidence that Mental Health Awareness Month coincides with final exams. This is a stressful time for students, and the library urges you to take breaks, prioritize sleep, and take advantage of services available to you through the Hunter College Counselling Center.
Also, check out the various eBooks available to help you practice mindfulness, understand anxiety, and more:
- Anxiety Happens: 52 Ways to Find Peace of Mind by John P Forsyth & Georg H Eifert
- Attention: Beyond Mindfulness by Gay Watson
- Freedom from anxious thoughts & feelings: a two-step mindfulness approach for moving beyond fear & worry by Scott Symington
- Mindfulness and Meditation: Handling Life with a Calm and Focused Mind by Whitney Stewart
- Pocket Therapy for Anxiety: Quick CBT Skills to Find Calm by Edmund J Bourne & Lorna Garano
- The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do about It by David A Carbonell & Sally M Winston
Cover Image Credit: Hunter College Fish Eye Lens View, The Wistarion, p. 1, 1998, Archives & Special Collections, Hunter College Libraries, Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York City. For more information:library.hunter.cuny.edu/archives-special-collections