FREE - May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Curious to learn more about mental health? Want to learn more about coping with a particular condition? Seeking ways to self-care during these strange times? May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we want to highlight resources that we have that can help you navigate mental health and wellness questions.

We have curated a wide variety of resources to encourage you on your path towards mental and emotional well-being. Nobody is alone when it comes to community health! Try our e-books or adult wellness courses, or join an engaging parent support group!

Mental Health Awareness Events

Friday Night Wine Down Happy Hour:  Friday, May 8  5:00-6:00

Come connect with community in our weekly fun and engaging Zoom happy hour. We’ll be sharing what we’ve been doing to take care of ourselves during Shelter-in-Place. 

Instagram Virtual Art Demo with Sophie Tivona Tuesday, May 12 6:00-7:00

Take a little mental health break with this watercolor demonstration by local artist Sophie Tivona of @SophieTivonaIllustration. Jump into an artful and  dreamy introduction to color theory and mixing, the science of watercolor, and a detailed description of the materials the artist uses in her studio.

Check Out Downloadable Mental Wellness E-Materials 

Enjoy free downloadable e-books or audiobooks from curated lists without stepping outside your home! Our Overdrive e-collection  has plenty of wellness books via the Libby app. Buzzworthy titles include

We also have Mental Wellness books for kids! Explore mindfulness, anxiety, and feelings with kids. 

Learn Wellness Skills with Adult Online Learning

Learn about Wellness Topics through the adult online learning portal, Universal Class!

Yoga 101

Anxiety Therapy 101

Chakra Cleaning

Emotional Healing

Healing Affirmations

Meditation 101

The Art of Breathing


Therapeutic Bathing




Classes for Mental Health Breaks


Acrylic Painting


Therapeutic Bathing


Stay Connected Through Social Media

Nobody is alone when it comes to community health. Follow us on Instagram throughout the month of May, as we will be posting mental health related materials and activities, such as journaling prompts and self-care ideasl 

@ Teencornerslpl – Follow along for their self-care prompts throughout the month

@ Sanleandromuseum – Follow along for daily journal prompts

@ Sanleandrolib – Follow along for daily activity guides and updates about mental health awareness events

Contact Community Mental Health Services

Bay Area Young Adult Librarians' Resources For Teens 

Building Futures

24-hour, toll-free crisis line: 1-866-A-WAY-OUT

Homeless Services Hotline: 211

Phone: 510-357-0205

Fax: 510-283-9840



TransLifeline: 877-565-8860

Gateway Learning Group: Webinars for parents and educators of youths with Autism

LGBTQ Resources for Youth

Alameda County Crisis Support Hotline: 1-800-309-2131

NAMI Help Line: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or