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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health is important all year round. If you’re struggling, you’re not alone. Please visit the resources below to find community or campus counseling or other help.

Library Books and Resources

Mental Health Awareness
Visit this curated display of fiction and nonfiction books, ebooks, and eaudiobooks about mental health available through the MVCC Library.

Library databases for Psychology

Databases include Counseling and Therapy in Video and PsycArticle. Research mental health topics and find articles, videos, and other resources.

Campus Resources

Personal Counseling
Short-term counseling services are available, at no cost, to currently enrolled students

ULifeline
Your online resource for college mental health

Community Resources

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health South Suburban Location)
NAMI South Suburbs of Chicago (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a not-for-profit membership organization created to improve the lives of individuals and families challenged by mental illness.

Illinois Department of Health Services Mental Health Resources
Emergency and non-emergency resources and contacts in the state of Illinois.

Library Resources and Events featuring Arab Americans

April is National Arab Heritage Month, and the library has several books and other resources by and about Arab Americans. Check out some selections:

Arab American Authors
Books, ebooks, and other media by and about Arab Americans available through the MVCC library.
2022 Arab Heritage Month Curated Collection
2022 Arab Heritage Month Curated Collection with links to YouTube videos featuring authors discussing their works.

The library has hosted several events featuring Arab Americans over the years. See trailers for two of those events below, and visit the Moraine Valley Community College Library YouTube page to watch these events and more.

Trailer for Moraine Valley College Library Event: Inspiring Insight from Arab American Women: Professional, Passionate and Proud. To watch this full panel discussion from 2019, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urjNd1zB9mg
Trailer for Souzan Naser’s powerful examination of her two identities, Arab and American. Watch the complete 2014 presentation here: https://youtu.be/h2w__4KPvfM
Visit the Moraine Valley Community College YouTube page to view other videos featuring Arab American events sponsored by the library:

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