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Mental Health Kits

This special library collection is designed for both individuals and families who may be struggling with a mental illness but don’t know how to get help. Whether dealing with a new diagnosis or wanting new ideas for coping and recovery from a long-standing disorder, these kits can help you along the path to better mental health.

Each kit comes in a courier bag and contains six or more books dealing with the given disorder, a documentary DVD, a self-diagnostic tool and worksheet to help you talk to a therapist for the first time, a collection of calming techniques for emotional distress, a listing of national networks and resources for the disorder, as well as a guide for local mental health resources in South Lake Tahoe.

We have 8 kits on various disorders, including:

  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder
  • Substance Use

Check the availability and/or place a hold on any of these kits!

These resources are funded by the Barton Foundation.

 

FAQs

Each kit contains six or more books dealing with the given disorder, a documentary DVD, a self-diagnostic tool and worksheet to help you talk to a therapist for the first time, a collection of calming techniques for emotional distress, a listing of national networks and resources for the disorder, as well as a guide for local mental health resources in South Lake Tahoe.

Mental Health kits have an extended check out period of 6 weeks. Due to the longer check out period they cannot be renewed.

Yes, all El Dorado County kits can be requested using the library catalog or you can call your local library for assistance.

Please return the entire kit to the library service desk, do not put it in the library's drop boxes.

Yes, overdue fines are $0.25 per day per item/kit up to a maximum of $5 per item/kit.