Tough topics

Connecting patrons to what they need — in print, online, or in the community — is the library’s goal. We also understand that patrons may be more comfortable researching some topics on their own. Books on a variety of tough topics can be found by visiting your local branch or browsing our online resources.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800-273-8255 to talk to someone now. Suicide is not inevitable for anyone. By starting the conversation, providing support, and directing help to those who need it, we can prevent suicides and save lives.

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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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Library databases

Health and Wellness
This online collection compiles medical reference information for all levels of health research. It also incorporates alternative topics such as herbal remedies, yoga, homeopathy, midwifery, and chiropractic. HEALTH AND WELLNESS
This collection of 200 full-text periodicals gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions, and how the human mind develops — and diminishes — over time. PSYCHOLOGY
Gender Studies
Articles on gender studies, family/marital issues, health, and more. GENDER STUDIES
Diversity Studies
Articles that explore cultural differences, influences in society, and more. DIVERSITY STUDIES

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.


Oregon AIDS/STD hotline

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