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Mental Health
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 970 million people across the globe live with mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and eating disorders (among others). They often do not have access to effective care, and are frequently stigmatized, which can result in social exclusion and disproportionate exposure to other risks. Moreover, mental health care relies heavily on expensive medications and therapy while innovative treatments are limited. In the United States, the dissolution of mental health care systems often parallels the rise in homelessness and incarceration rates too. (https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/mental-disorders).

This topic challenges your group to explore the causes and consequences of a significant mental disorder, research it as much as possible, and propose an innovative program to address it in a way that promotes a greater well-being for all. To inform your project, reach out to experts and other interested parties during the research process.

Getting Started

Reference resources provide a starting point for your research projects.

Credo Reference

Credo Reference provides hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and more in one place. Below is a sample of keyword searches in Credo Reference related to this topic:

Call Numbers and Subject Headings

You can use the list of call numbers and subject headings below as keyword searches in our catalog and databases, or you can go to these sections of the library to find books on these topics.

  • RA790-790.95 Mental Health / Mental Illness Prevention


Books from Lane Library

The books in this list are located either in the Franzen Center on Floor 3A or as an e-book.

Search terms for additional books in Lane Library’s catalog:

Discovery Search: Search Lane Library’s books, ebooks, and articles in one place.

Books from other libraries

WorldCat: Search for books not available at Lane Library and borrow from other libraries for free through interlibrary loan.



The following databases are useful places to search for Mental Health related articles. Contact a librarian if you would like more information on how to search for articles on your specific topic.

Get articles from other libraries

If you cannot find a full-text version of the article you need, request it through interlibrary loan. Interlibrary loan is a free service that allows you to borrow books and articles from other libraries. Find answers to frequently asked questions about ILL here.

Government Sources, Statistics, and Websites

Government sources

“The Department of Health and Human Services mission is to enhance the well-being of all Americans”

Part of the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institute of Mental Health “is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders”