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Mental Health
Awareness Month
at Queens Library 
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Join the conversation during Mental Health Awareness Month.

Mental health challenges impact people across all demographics of society. This month, we’re bringing you programming to both take care of your own mental health and teach you how to help someone else in crisis. Did you know that at least one in five adult New Yorkers is likely to experience a mental health disorder in any given year? Approximately 8% of adult New Yorkers experience symptoms of depression each year.* What better time than now to break free of stigma and participate in our conversation?

Upcoming Programs


Mental Health Matters: Stress and Self Care

Learn about the benefits of self-care and how to reduce stress. When was the last time you did something just for yourself? Today is the day to get started.

Tuesday, May 15, 2 pm
Kew Gardens Hills
72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing

Thursday, May 17, 3 pm
South Ozone Park
128-16 Rockaway Boulevard

Saturday, May 19, 10:30 am
Glen Oaks
256-04 Union Turnpike

Monday, May 21, 6 pm
North Forest Park
98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills

Thursday, May 24, 5:30pm
Queens Village
94-11 217 Street


Consent and Communication
(In Spanish)

Join us for a lively workshop that is free, fun, and full of accurate information on sexual health, for adults. This program will be in Spanish.

Consentimiento Sexual y la Comunicacion
Martes, 15 de Mayo, 2 pm, Corona
Acompáñenos para un taller animado que es gratis, divertido, y lleno de información precisa sobre la salud sexual, para adultos. Cada participante recibirá un certificado después del taller. Se serviran refrescos, algo de picar, y un obsequio para cada participante.

Tuesday, May 15
2 pm

Corona
38-23 104 Street


Coping with Insomnia in partnership with SHAREing & CAREing

More than 10% of people in the United States suffer from chronic insomnia. Sleeplessness can result in increased risk of serious illnesses. We will look at common sleeplessness causes and practice sleep-enhancing behaviors.

Wednesday, May 16
3 pm

Auburndale
25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Training is one of the cornerstones of the Thrive NYC Initiative, which is the City’s overhaul toward not only closing treatment gaps, but to also changing the stigma around mental health. Participants will learn how to provide effective and simple help to those experiencing a mental health challenge.

Thursday, May 17, 9am,
Flushing
41-17 Main Street


Providing Care to Someone with Dementia In Spanish with CareNYC
(In Spanish)

Learn about communication, caregiver skills, and coping with the challenging behaviors common among people with dementia. This program will be in Spanish.

Ofrece una Mejor Atención a Personas Viviendo con Demencia
Viérnes, 18 de mayo, 2 pm, Corona
Acompáñenos y aprenda más sobre formas de comunicación, habilidades que debe tener el cuidador y las herramientas para intervenir en los comportamientos desafiantes de las personas que viven con demencia. 

Friday, May 18
2 pm

Corona
38-23 104 Street


Mental Health Awareness Month: But It’s Not My Life

Do you have difficult days sometimes? Would you like to be encouraged? Created by health advocates Tyresa and Tiffany, But It’s Not My Life is a campaign that focuses on chronic autoimmune disease awareness and living a positive life. Join us for the motivational and educational program.

Friday, May 18
4:30 pm

Hollis
202-05 Hillside Avenue


Understanding Memory Loss

Come learn about different types of memory loss, how to cope with it, and even possible ways to prevent it. This program is in partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Tuesday, May 22
2 pm

Woodside
54-22 Skillman Avenue


Yoga on the Beach

This class will help you to align your mind, body, and breath. Feel free to bring a mat if you have one or a towel if you don't. This class will provide a welcoming environment for all. The program will take place on the beach, near the boardwalk on Beach 94th Street. If it's raining, we will be inside Peninsula Library.

Thursdays, May 24, 31
6 pm

Peninsula
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach


Mental Health First Aid
(In Mandarin)

Mental Health First Aid Training is one of the cornerstones of the Thrive NYC Initiative, which is the City’s overhaul toward not only closing treatment gaps, but to also changing the stigma around mental health. Participants will learn how to provide effective and simple help to those experiencing a mental health challenge.

免“ 心理健康急救培训”
5月24日,已經完成, Flushing
今天就登陆网址:mhfa.CityofNewYork.US 报
名参加心理健康培训课程。 中文专线 /短信 :
646-988-8668。

Thursday, May 24
9 am

Flushing
41-17 Main Street


What Is Depression?
(In Mandarin)

In Partnership with NYC H&H Elmhurst. Sometimes we don’t talk about depression, even though it affects so many of us. Come learn more about this illness from mental health professionals.

什麼是抑鬱症?
5月24日下午6點, Elmhurst
即便有很多人受抑鬱症之苦,我們有時卻對抑
鬱症避而不談。歡迎前來瞭解此疾病,講者包
括精神科醫師 Yung Pik-Sai 醫師、註冊臨床
社工師暨 NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
的亞裔美國人精神健康計畫的計畫協調員
Steven Zhou 以及其他精神健康專業人士。

Thursday, May 24
6 pm

Elmhurst
86-07 Broadway


Chair Yoga

Join this beginner level class. We will focus on getting in touch with the body through breathing and stretching.

Wednesday, May 30
5 pm

Broad Channel
16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard



*Both statistics from the City of New York’s report “Understanding New York City’s Mental Health Challenge”