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Mental Health Month:
Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Month

The Palm Beach County Library System recognizes the importance of providing information to the community regarding mental health issues. With that in mind, we're offering free programs in partnership with the Boynton Beach Mental Health Committee and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Palm Beach County during National Mental Health Month.



Download the printable Mental Health Month Events Flyer


Consumer Health Information Service Resources

The Consumer Health Information Service (CHIS) is a service of the Palm Beach County Library System. The mission of the Consumer Health Information Service is to contribute to the quality of life of Palm Beach County residents by improving their access to health-related information.

CHIS Mental Health Resources List



Read Next: Mental Health Month Books



Practical Stress Reduction

Join us for a presentation on mindfulness and meditation, designed to help handle stress in the workplace and at home. Facilitated by Jim Bandler. (60 min.) Call to preregister: (561) 894-7500

Mon, May 07, 6:00 pm

Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Mental Health

Learn about the co-morbidity of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other mental health conditions in the teen and adult populations. (60 min.) Call to preregister: (561) 744-2301

Wed, May 09, 2:00 pm

Jupiter Branch


John Bednarik demonstrates how meditation can reduce stress and anxiety. (60 min.) Call to preregister: (561) 482-4554

Mon, May 14, 2:00 pm

Glades Road Branch

Marchman Act/Guardianship

Learn about the Marchman Act (the Florida Involuntary Substance Abuse Commitment Statute), Guardianship and estate planning. (60 min.) Call to preregister: (561) 894-7500

Thu, May 17, 10:00 am

Hagen Ranch Road Branch

“My Beautiful Broken Brain.”

©Lotje Sodderland. (86 min.) This film tells a 34-year-old woman’s personal voyage into the complexity, fragility and wonder of her brain following a life-changing hemorrhagic stroke. Call to preregister: (561) 744-2301. Shown with permission. Not rated.

Fri, May 18, 2:00 pm

Jupiter Branch

Mental Health & the Criminal Court

Learn about how criminal cases are handled in the court system when an individual has a mental health condition. (60 min.) Call to preregister: (561) 790-6070

Wed, May 23, 6:30 pm

Wellington Branch