Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate

This class is no longer accepting registrations

This 1-hour webinar will discuss how to effectively respond to requests for mental health information at your library.

This presentation addresses increasing health information access and use, along with increasing health equity through information by highlighting resources from the National Library of Medicine and other government health information resources for patients, their families and friends.

Sites that we'll explore include: MedlinePlus, DailyMed, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization resources and more.
During the webinar, we'll cover: 

  • A few mental health stats and definitions
  • Tips for reference interactions
  • Reliable information resources
  • And lastly, we’ll look at some ideas for programs around mental health.

By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the NNLM Code of Conduct

  1. Gain knowledge of mental health facts in the United States
  2. Apply best practices to respond to questions about mental health information during a reference interview
  3. Identify reliable resources for locating mental health information to share with patrons.
  4. Gain knowledge of library programs and services that promote mental health awareness

Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): January 18, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Platform: Webex
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: CHIS Level 1
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate
This is a National NNLM class.
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Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Brandon Kennedy, Dana Abbey
Technical Assistance: Rebecca Brown