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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but don’t forget about your mental health too.  Since 1949, May has been Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s a great opportunity to normalize and talk openly regarding psychological health concerns and to share resources available. 


For the entire month of May this year, Oaklawn is creating a mental health scavenger hunt with stops in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties. Each location will have a sign with a fact about mental health and a QR code or a weblink to learn even more. Each location you visit will equal one entry into a drawing for a GoPro camera. MPHPL is proud to have partnered with Oaklawn, at all three of our locations!


Below you will find materials you can find at the library, databases you can access through the library, some helpful websites, and local organizations including Oaklawn. 

Library materials:

Here are some area call numbers for a few topics: 

Addictions - 362.1 - 362.29

Al-Anon - 362.292

Mental Illness - 616.89

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - 616.85

Autism, ADHD - 618.92

Depression - 616.85

Schizophrenia - 362.26 and 616.89




The anxiety first aid kit : quick tools for extreme, uncertain times 






Consumer Health Complete 


A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, Consumer Health Complete is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. The multilingual health databases provide this information in 16 additional languages.


Websites: provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.



The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).



HelpGuide is a small independent nonprofit that runs one of the world’s top 10 mental health websites. Over 50 million people from all around the world turn to HelpGuide each year for trustworthy content they can use to improve their mental health and make healthy changes.



NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.


Local Organizations:


Indiana 211

Phone: 574-523-3347

Provides outpatient psychiatric evaluations, treatment, and counseling services for individuals. Assessment, evaluation, psychological testing, and medication management services are available. Some treatment options require physician referral.



If you or a loved one are in need of mental health or addiction services, you’ve come to the right place. Oaklawn’s Access Center exists to help anyone in our community connect with the services they need – whether that’s here or somewhere else.

Phone: 574-283-1234


Family and Children’s Center, Inc


Family & Children’s Center is one of northern Indiana’s major non-profit human services agencies. We serve more than one thousand children and families annually throughout St. Joseph County through our early childhood and parent education and support programs.

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