Book Drive for Hennepin County Medical Center Psychiatric Unit

Book Drive for Hennepin County Medical Center Psychiatric Unit

July 24, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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HumanistsMN is having a summer book drive for the Psychiatric Unit at Hennepin County Medical Center! HCMC provides care for patients from all walks of life and from all income levels. As a Level 1 Trauma Center (highest level), they also take patients whom other hospitals within the state of Minnesota often do not admit.

The head nurse of the Psychiatric Unit recommends books on the following topics for their diverse patient population:
· Mental health/mindfulness
· Geography
· Cultures (experiences, food, language, etc.)

Below are some specific suggestions. In purchasing books, please consider buying from local bookstores. And, if you order online, try using Bookshop as it supports local bookstores. Relevant gently used books will also be accepted.

Bring your book donation(s) to the HumanistsMN Summer Picnic on July 24th. Note in the comment section below which book(s) you are donating so we can avoid duplicates.

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays, Esmé Weijun Wang

Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life, Melody Moezzi

The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness, Elyn R. Saks

The School of Life: An Emotional Education, Alain de Botton

How to Survive the Modern World, Alain de Botton

The Essential Diet: Eating for Mental Health, Christina Bjorndal

American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures, America Ferrera

The Trans Guide to Mental Health and Well-being, Katy Lees

From Hurt to Hope, Mair Elliott (Editor)

The Color of Hope: People of Color Mental Health Narratives, Vanessa Hazzard

The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America, Marc Lemont Hill and Mumia Abu-Jamal

The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture, Kevin Quashie

The Joy of the Disinherited: Essays on Trauma, Oppression, and Black Mental Health, Kevin Dedner

The Strong Black Woman: How a Myth Endangers the Physical and Mental Health of Black Women, Marita Golden

The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food, Marcus Samuelsson

Native American Wisdom, Running Press (Editor)

The Native American Cookbook, G. W. Mullins

Not Your Princess: Voices of Native American Women, Charleyboy and Leatherdale (Editors)

Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices, Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale (Editors)

Urban Tribes: Native Americans in the City, Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale (Editors)

Trees are Life, Ready Set Go Books

Daughters of Arraweelo: Stories of Somali Women, Ayaan Adan

The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert, Shugri Said Salh

Mamas: The Beauty of Motherhood, Ready Set Go Books

My Life: Growing Up Asian in America, Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (Editor)

Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans, Jenny Wang

Stigma: Breaking the Asian American Silence on Mental Health, Tanaya Kollipara

Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth, Latin American Youth Center Writers

The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America, Mario T. Garcia

Latino in America, Soledad O’Brien and Rose Marie Arce

Sea of Tranquility, Emily St. John Mandel

Burn Rate: Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind, Andy Dunn

The Infinite Game, Simon Sinek

Harry Potter (any books in the series), J. K. Rowling

HumanistsMN member, Sophie Le, initiated this book drive. As a former patient, a humanist, and a pharmacist by training, Sophie felt it was important to give back, especially since HCMC is clearly underfunded compared to other medical institutions nearby.

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