Teen Talk: Mental Health Awareness 
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Hey teens, let’s talk! :)

I'm Taylor, one of the Youth Services librarians over at Central Library.

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Each month at the Aurora Public Library, I cover a variety of topics for teens. This month’s blog is all about mental health.

Swing by the Aurora Central Library's teen area to browse books, resources, and/or activities related to the monthly topic.

Teen Talk Mental Health

What is Mental Health?

Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. In simpler terms, mental health affects how we think, behave, and feel—which then can affect our daily lives, relationships, and physical health. Conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, and addiction (as a few examples), can turn a person’s daily life upside down.

Read more here: MedicalNewsToday.com

Mental Health Is Isn't list

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” The WHO stress that mental health is “more than just the absence of mental disorders or disabilities.” Peak mental health is about not only avoiding active conditions but also looking after ongoing wellness and happiness.

The 10 Tools for Living Mentally Healthy:
1. Connect with others
2. Stay positive
3. Get physically active
4. Help others
5. Get enough Sleep
6. Create joy and satisfaction
7. Eat well
8. Take care of your spirit
9. Deal better with hard times
10. Get professional help if you need it

Read more about how to incorporate these practices into your life here: MHANational.org/ten-tools

Mental Health Check

Never forget: Your mental health MATTERS.

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Explore books & eContent regarding mental health:

Resources are also available at Aurora Mental Health.

Check back next month for our next Teen Talk!

Come join me every Thursday at 4 p.m. for our weekly Teen Hang at the Aurora Central Library. I'd love to meet you and hear about what topics you’d like featured.

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