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 Suicide Prevention Month

September is also National Suicide Prevention Month and education on prevention is a great way to help yourself and others.

Suicide prevention resources

During National Suicide Prevention Month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. It's a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most.

NAMI

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

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

DBSA is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression and bipolar disorder. They offer 24/7 virtual support.

Project Sanctuary

Provides mental health services and support for veterans, spouses, caregivers, and children as a family unit.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number 1-800-273-8255.

The Trevor Project

Need help? Call 866-488-7386. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under age 25.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

TheHotline.org 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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Oregon AIDS/STD hotline

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

Library databases

Health and Wellness
Research medical reference information including alternative topics such as herbal remedies, yoga, homeopathy, midwifery, and chiropractic. HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Psychology
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