Please read and share.
We’re the authors whose books are on your shelf or in your pocket. You’ve seen us in the bookstores, on convention panels, on the bestseller lists. We help to build the genre you love to read, one book at a time. And right now, more than 100 of us are talking candidly about how mental illness, depression, anxiety, PTSD, suicide and other issues have affected us, our characters and our writing.
Why? Because by coming forward with our own stories, we want to encourage our readers and others in fandom and let them know that they are not alone.
We want to help lift the stigma that still shadows mental illness, but lessens a bit when someone in the public eye—actors, celebrities and even authors—own our struggles.
We want to start a long-overdue conversation, and see what happens.
We believe fandom should be supportive, welcoming and inclusive, in the long…
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