vol. 42 // October 2023
Tensions are high everywhere, and book and comic shop owners and employees are not exempt. In the last month bookstore employees have experienced bomb threats and violent, or even armed, customers.
Sadly, these occurrences aren’t likely to go away anytime soon. Some of these events make the local news, but many are not reported. Traumatic events like these may have happened at your local bookstore or comic shop. Wherever they happen in our nation, Binc is here to help.
With your financial support of Binc, you’ve allowed us to reach out directly to these stores to ensure their employees get access to the mental health resources and support they need. The top reason book and comic people report needing assistance is stress and anxiety.
Because of you, Binc’s Mental Health Wellness program is able to offer up to eight sessions over two months with a professional therapist at no charge for every employee or owner of a bookstore or comic shop that needs mental health support.
Your support gives bookstore and comic shop employees the tools to cope with these unprecedented traumas and other concerns, like depression, eating disorders and grief.
In addition to mental health services, Binc offers a wide range of assistance to help with crises like homelessness, critical medical care and recovery from natural disasters.
Confidentiality is a core component of any assistance Binc provides. Some events may have been compressed and details might be included from another story to protect the confidentiality and privacy of all those who receive assistance from Binc. Quotes may be edited for length, clarity and to help preserve confidentiality.