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Blog: mental health

YA Books Featuring Characters with Mental Illnesses

Struggling with anxiety or any type of mental illness is usually up there with resounding themes of Young Adult Fiction, including first love. That is because our teenage years are often very complicated, especially when mental health issues start to first arise. There are so many other factors that young adults face (besides growing up) that can push anyone over the edge.

YA Books that Encourage Body Positivity

People of all ages experience body negativity and insecurity. We are constantly under the scrutiny of needing to be thin or fit. Let’s continue to advocate for the body-positive image. Let’s start with these reads, all of which promote body positivity!

New Year, Same You

After the dumpster-fire of year of suffering that was 2020, start off fresh in 2021 by rethinking the urge to make resolutions and embrace who you already are.

Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Month. Here are some ways you can use the Library to support your mental health.

Aging Gracefully

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty” – Coco Chanel