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.

National Domestic Violence Hotline provides ongoing support, education, and resources to thousands of people every year through phone, text, and live chat services. Hitting the “Escape” key twice will immediately take you to a google search page in case you need to exit quickly.

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National Human Trafficking Hotline

Call 888-373-7888 or Text 233733 to talk to someone now. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud, or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts against their will.

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Suicide prevention resources

Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. Help raise awareness by learning more about warning signs for suicide and know how to get help.


NAMI provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

This hotline provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals 24/7.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ young people under age 25.

Veteran Crisis Line

24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones. Contact the Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 988 then Press 1, chat online, or text 838255.

Oregon AIDS/STD hotline

Need help? Call 800-777-2437. Josephine County Public Health offers confidential testing for the following sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

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.

Library databases

Health and Wellness
Research medical reference information including alternative topics such as herbal remedies, yoga, homeopathy, midwifery, and chiropractic. HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Search hundreds of full-text periodicals to gain a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions, and how the human brain develops and diminishes over time. PSYCHOLOGY
Gender Studies
Search articles on gender studies, family and marital issues, health, and more. GENDER STUDIES
Diversity Studies
Explore articles about cultural differences, influences in society, and more. DIVERSITY STUDIES