Mental Health Awareness Month 2022

It's Mental Health Awareness Month, and QPL is highlighting the importance of mental health in the lives of all Americans at every age and stage of life.

Each year, we provide support and educate the public through our programs and services.

Join us for virtual and in-person programs, check out our booklists for adults, young adults, and children, and browse our recommended resources.

Mental Health Awareness Booklists

Adult Fiction Part 1

Adult Fiction Part 2

Adult Nonfiction Part 1

Adult Nonfiction Part 2

Young Adult Fiction

Young Adult Nonfiction

Children’s Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

eBooks on OverDrive


Upcoming Programs

click on each title for more information

Circle Of Transformation
Saturday, May 7, 12pm, Cambria Heights

Yoga for Everyone with Toya Williford
Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28,  12pm, Virtual

Virtual Guided Meditation on Mondays
Mondays, May 9, 16, 23, 11am, Virtual

Caring Connections: Ageless Inspirations Social Group
Tuesdays, May 10, 17, 24, 1:30pm, Virtual

VA S.A.V.E. Training: Identifying And Responding To The Warning Signs Of Suicide
Tuesday, May 10, 6pm, Virtual

Color Therapy
Tuesday, May 10, 1pm, Rochdale Village

Telling the Story of You
Wednesday, May 11, 5pm, Virtual

Virtual Guided Meditation on Wednesdays
Wednesdays, May 11, 25, 11am, Virtual

Joselyn Smith Greene, Author of "The Gift of Knowing You"
Friday, May 13, 7pm, Virtual

Breathe and Flow: Chair Yoga for Everyone
Saturday, May 14, 12pm, Virtual

Root, Grow & Bloom Yoga Series
Saturdays, May 14, 21, 28, 3pm, Virtual

Wellness Wednesdays with Dr. Naika
Wednesdays, May 18, June 1, June 15, 12pm, Facebook Live/YouTube Live

The Art of Setting Boundaries
Thursday, May 19, 5pm, Virtual

Live Your Truth: Building Self-Esteem
Tuesday, May 24, 5pm, Virtual

Healing Learning Circle for Women! (in Bengali)
Thursday, May 26, 10:30am, Virtual


Mental Health Awareness Resources

Mental Health

Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health: Resource Guides + Toolkits
Guides and toolkits providing information, resources, and skills to promote emotional well-being.

NY Project Hope: Coping with COVID (Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314)
NY Project Hope provides an emotional support helpline, a provider directory, and online wellness groups (including grieving & healing and support & education) for COVID19-related stress.

NYC Well, 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
New York City's 24/7 helpline for confidential support, crisis intervention, and information, including referrals for mental health and/or substance abuse concerns. NYC Well is available through online chat or by phone, where someone who is in need of support may speak with a counselor, with interpreters available for 200+ languages.

Safe Horizon, 1-800-621-HOPE (1-800-621-4673)
Safe Horizon provides assistance, advocacy, and support to victims who have experienced domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, youth homelessness, and other crimes.

Therapy for Black Girls
An online space dedicated to the mental wellness of Black women and girls; you can also use this resource to locate mental health professionals in your area.

Therapy for Black Men
A directory of mental health professionals and coaches that provide multiculturally-competent care for Black men.

Social and Emotional Health

National Institutes of Health: Social Wellness Toolkit
A toolkit for learning new strategies and ways to improve your social well-being.

NYC Department of Health: Social Emotional Development (Children)
Age-specific guides for caregivers of babies, toddlers, and school-age children, including a resource to find an Early Childhood Clinic in your area.

NYC Department of Education: Social-Emotional Wellness During COVID-19
Resource list for caregivers to instruct their children's social and emotional wellness and learning.