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Books and Tapes for Loan

The MHA maintains a free, lending library of print, audio and video materials relating to mental health, mental illnesses, family life and substance abuse.  Topics are relevant for professionals, consumers and family members.  To learn more about our resources or on how to borrow materials please contact the Resource Center at (516) 489-2322 x 1251 or email us at

Real Hurdles - Video and Lesson Plans

In a brief video, Real Hurdles tells the story of Derrick Adkins, a Nassau County resident who achieved the ultimate athletic achievement--an Olympic Gold Medal--and then almost took his own life due to clinical depression.  In a fast-paced format, Real Hurdles chronicles his struggle and recovery from depression and helps teens identify signs of depression in their friends and themselves.  The video comes with a teacher's guide with activities and other material.  Produced by the MHA of Nassau County and distributed nationally.  
      A copy can be borrowed for one-time use from the Media Center or can be purchased for $50.00.  

To order a copy, complete the form below and send it along with a check to : 
     MHA of Nassau County
     16 Main St.
     Hempstead, NY 11550

Name: _________________________________________________________


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