NH Teen Institute Social Justice Book Club May Focus:

Mental Health Awareness Month

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For book resources

check out your local library or visit


an online book consortium 

Join us on Monday, May 24th @8pm

to discuss 72 Hour Hold


"Trina is eighteen and suffers from bi-polar disorder, making her paranoid, wild, and violent. Frightened by her own child, Keri searches for help, quickly learning that the mental health community can only offer her a seventy-two hour hold. After these three days Trina is off on her own again. Fed up with the bureaucracy and determined to save her daughter by any means necessary, Keri signs on for an illegal intervention known as The Program, launching them both on a terrifying journey."




Book choice and discussion group date will be based on feedback from the community.

This series is a voluntary learning experience open to our Volunteers and Summer Leadership Alumni. The groups will be facilitated with group norms and a moderator. The books and documentaries we will explore may contain themes and content that could be sensitive or uncomfortable to some. Please know that there is no obligation to participate and at any point in the process, you can leave the book, documentary, or discussion group without judgment or consequence.

Share Your Ideas!

Fill out this form to suggest a topic(s), books, and documentaries for sessions!

Throughout the year we will host book clubs, documentary watch parties, or explore podcasts along with facilitated discussions surrounding a social justice topic(s) for our volunteers & SLP alumni to engage, learn, and grow together.

As a youth-serving organization, we are always striving to understand and address the myriad of issues that impact youth and the communities in which they live.

We are committed to holding ourselves accountable to learn and do more.

To see all the selections we've read and offered throughout the series click here