Mental health book kits now available at the Paso Robles City Library
–With grant funding from the California State Library, the Paso Robles City Library now offers eight Mental Health and Wellness Book Kits on a variety of topics: anxiety, depression, grief, mindfulness and stress relief, substance abuse, postpartum depression, PTSD, and mental health and wellness. Kits contain at least four books on a topic plus a resource sheet for further information. Checkout is for six weeks and kits can be placed on hold for pickup—just search “mental health kit” in the library’s catalog for more information.
According to a recent California Health Interview Survey, nearly 1 in 10 adults in California suffer from functional impairment due to a mental disorder; 9 percent of adults in the state are experiencing psychological suffering to the point of it affecting their work and social life. The World Health Organization estimates that this year, depression (the most common mental health problem) will be the second leading cause of disability.
“I am so pleased that the library will be able to offer these kits for those seeking information on a variety of the most common mental health issues,” said Karen Christiansen, Adult Services Librarian. “Through educating ourselves about these topics, we can hopefully remove the stigma surrounding mental health conditions.”
The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday – Friday 10-8, and Saturday 10-5. For more information on library programs and events, call (805) 237-3870 or visit www.prcity.com/library.