May 03, 2011
In 1949 Congress determined that May was Mental Health Month in the U.S. It's during this month we encourage each other to be educated on mental health issues, and to connect with others on this topic. It's time to get healthy!
readergirlz, YALSA and the U.S. site for ReachOut.com have gotten together to promote mental health via YA lit, which has some great explorations of mental health through story. I love their tagline: "Fiction to get you through tough times." Starting tonight (5pm PST/8pm EST), they'll be streaming live author chats, hosted by readergirlz diva Melissa Walker. First up, it's Blake Nelson talking about RECOVERY ROAD. Check out the entire lineup for this month. Some really good stuff.
Please support this readergirlz/Reachout.com project this month. Spread the word, tune in, and help make better mental health a shame-free priority for every teen.