Tough topics

Connecting patrons to what they need is the library’s goal, but we also understand that patrons may be more comfortable researching some topics on their own.

Navigating mental health

Delve into the intricate landscape of the human mind as we explore neurodiversity and various mental health conditions.

What causes panic attacks?

Dig into the science of what triggers panic attacks, how to recognize them, and the available treatments for panic disorder.

What causes opioid addiction?

Explore the science of why opioids are addictive and what can be done to reverse the growing rates of addiction and overdose.

What is depression?

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease.

What is bipolar disorder?

Explore the medical condition known as bipolar disorder, and learn about its symptoms, causes, and treatments.


Find up-to-date information for hundreds of community organizations — support groups, hotlines, senior services, and more.

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Southern Oregon Living and Dying Alliance

Sponsors professionals in the fields of grief, caregiving for the dying and preparing for death workshops, events and support groups.

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Senior Loneliness Line

This free service is designed for adults 55 and older living in Oregon who may be isolated or lonely.

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Addiction, grief, and mental health

Options provides an array of mental health and addiction programs in Josephine and Jackson Counties.
On Track Rogue Valley
Access treatment and support with substance use disorder and behavioral health.
Relationship Recovery
Relationship Recovery guides individuals through the ending of meaningful relationships, offering support, addressing boundaries, and facilitating rebuilding.
Access mental health services to youth and young adults.

Reproductive health

Grants Pass Health Center
Receive access to sexual and reproductive health care, testing, and education, with or without insurance.
GP Pregnancy Care Center
The Pregnancy Care Center provides connections to local physicians, community resources, practical support, and educational opportunities that address pregnancy information and life skills.
Oregon AIDS/STD hotline
Need help? Call 800-777-2437. Josephine County Public Health offers confidential testing for the following sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Related resources and subject guides

Want to dive into a specific topic? Our subject guides got you covered.

Crisis and general support

Women's Crisis Support Team
WCST is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault in Josephine County through intervention, prevention, and safe shelter. Learn more
Illinois Valley Safe House Alliance
IVSHA intervenes by helping survivors achieve safety, build confidence, and take the first important steps on their healing path. Learn more
Josephine County Veterans Services
Explore Josephine County’s list of services, resources, and support groups that aid Veterans and their families. Learn more
Grants Pass Vet Center
Search for local Vet Centers and receive confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Learn more
Wounded Warriors Project
The Wounded Warrior Project offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001. Learn more

If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please do not hesitate to call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, or the 24 hour crisis hotlines: 541-474-5360 in Josephine County or 541-774-8201 in Jackson County. These numbers will connect you to safe and confidential crisis services by trained mental health professionals.