Today we welcome Talia Hibbert, author of The Brown Sisters series, including the upcoming Act Your Age, Eve Brown. We had the chance to talk about the importance of acknowledging mental health in fiction, how representation is evolving, and taking care of yourself.
Welcome back to Shattering Stigmas! Today we welcome Julian Winters, author of The Summer of Everything, to talk about his books, keeping a balance between the good and the bad in fiction, and, of course, mental health! Q: Welcome to Shattering Stigmas! Let’s start by talking about your books, particularly your newest release The Summer of […]
Welcome, everyone, to the sixth year of Shattering Stigmas, a blogging event all about coming together and speaking up to continue to break down the stigmas that surround mental health. Today is the first of a two-week series taking place across several platforms, so come check out how you can follow and get involved!
What a time to talk about mental health, right? While nothing that has happened in the past nine months should be boiled down to “Oh no, 2020 strikes again!”, it certainly has been a tough nine months. We’ve seen the world shut down from the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve come together to protest police violence and […]
My fellow hosts and I have been planning this event since September, and now it’s October 21st, and Shattering Stigmas 4.0 is officially over. I would have posted my wrap-up yesterday, but it has been a long, anxiety-filled weekend for me. So now that I have time I’m just going to spew all the thoughts […]
As my blog’s grand finale for Shattering Stigmas 4.0, I would to welcome Maf to Ace Of Bens! Thank you so much to Maf for agreeing to a Q&A and talking about her experiences with mental illness, discussions in the book community, and coping with the rough times of living with MI. You can find […]
Content Warnings: mentions of vomit, menstruation, dermatillomania/self-harm A few years ago, I went to see the Everything, Everything movie in theaters. When I walked out of the theater, I turned to my date and told them the most unrealistic thing about the story was how pretty Amandla Stenberg looked when her character was sick. Laying […]
Today, I wanted to share some songs about mental illness that I’ve found to be well-written, super relatable, or just spot-on in a way that I may not be fully able to appreciate but think that others could. While compiling this list, I tried to keep a list of songs that came from varied identities […]
Most folks I’ve talked to, even those without mental health concerns, experience some amount of stress over searching for work. Tracking down a new employer takes a significant amount of time, effort, and often rejection. The general consensus seems to be, among my tiny sample size as much as popular entertainment, that job hunting is […]
Hey everyone, I’m Sav and before I get started with recommending some books, I want to briefly talk about my own experience living with mental illnesses. Ever since I was young I’ve always known I had anxiety, and now I’ve discovered that I have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) along with panic disorder and depression. It’s […]