Serving Mental Health Clients in your Library

Ballantyne Scott, Brooke Serving Mental Health Clients in your Library., 2011 . In BC Library Conference 2011, Victoria, British Columbia, April 7th, 2011 - April 9th, 2011. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]


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English abstract

Serving mental health clients in the library can be a daunting experience. Issues of fear and uncertainty, stigma, and assumptions are often in the forefront of these interactions. This session will provide a background on health literacy issues in mental health, guidance on how to cope with common behaviours displayed in certain mental illnesses, discussion around levels of information inquiry and need, and an introduction to the plethora of resources available for mental health clients, their friends, and their family members. What will participants learn?: Participants will learn about how mental health clients experience the library, what kind of resources they need from their library, the best free online resources on mental health topics, and how health literacy and mental health interact.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Mental Illness
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CC. User categories: children, young people, social groups.
Depositing user: Brooke Ballantyne Scott
Date deposited: 19 Apr 2011
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:18


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