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Mental Health

Mental HealthMental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being,  and affects how we think, feel and act.  It is how we cope with life, how we handle normal life stress, relate to others, work productively, look after our wellness and happiness, and experience the ability to feel, express and manage a range of positive and negative emotions.

Where You Can Find Mental Health Help: 

Crisis Text Line

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  

Veterans Crisis Line

Will County Health Department/Behavioral Health     




Are u ok? : a guide to caring for your mental health : how to know if you need help & where to find it by Kati Morton (available in print) 

A beautiful mind by Sylvia Nasar (available as a DVD and in print) 

The better brain : overcome anxiety, combat depression, and reduce ADHD and stress with nutrition by Bonnie Kaplan (available in print)   

The complete mental health resource guide 2020/2021 (available in print)   

A cure for darkness : the story of depression and how we treat it by Alex Riley (available as a book on CD and in print)   

The end of mental illness : how neuroscience is transforming psychiatry and helping prevent or reverse mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, addictions, PTSD, psychosis, personality disorders, and more by Daniel Amen (available in print)       

The great indoors : the surprising science of how buildings shape our behavior, health, and happiness by Emily Anthes (available in print)   

The hilarious world of depression by John Moe (available as a book on CD and in print) 

Nobody’s normal : how culture created the stigma of mental illness by Roy Richard Grinker (available in print)        

The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (available as an eBook, a Blu-Ray, a DVD and in print)

A sense of self : memory, the brain, and who we are by Veronica O’Keane (available in print)   

The silver linings playbook by Matthew Quick (available as a DVD, an eAudiobook and in print)

Together : the healing power of human connection in a sometimes lonely world by Vivek Hallegere Murthy (available as a book on CD and in print)   

Your brain is always listening : tame the hidden dragons that control your happiness, habits, and hang-ups by Daniel Amen (available in print)   











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