PASO ROBLES, Calif. - The Paso Robles City Library announced that they are now offering eight different types of Mental Health and Wellness Book Kits thanks to a grant from the California State Library.
The eight topics covered include anxiety, depression, grief, mindfulness and stress relief, substance abuse, postpartum depression, PTSD, and mental health and wellness.
The library said these kits will contain at least four books on the specific topic along with a resource sheet for users to seek 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.
The survey found that nine 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. Through educating ourselves about these topics, we can hopefully remove the stigma surrounding mental health conditions,” said Adult Services Librarian Karen Christiansen.
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.
The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street in Paso Robles. The library is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information about this or other library programs, you can call 237-3870 or visit their website www.prcity.com/library.