Lawrence Public Library offers resources for Mental Health Month

photo by: Mike Yoder

Lawrence Public Library, pictured Aug. 20, 2015.

May is Mental Health Month, and the Lawrence Public Library is offering some tools to better educate, fight stigma and provide support for those who suffer from mental health issues.

A local specialist in suicide prevention and bereavement support, Marcia Epstein, will host an informational meeting about support for survivors of suicide attempts or loss from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday in the library’s auditorium, 707 Vermont St. More information about the meeting is available by searching for the event page “Connections for #LifeWorthLiving” on Facebook.

The library has also compiled a list of books available on anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD, schizophrenia, PTSD and more. That list is available on the library’s tumblr page,