Graham Greene once said, “writing is a form of therapy.” This is true for many authors over the years who have found that writing helped cure their mental illnesses. And some of those authors are Tennessee Williams, Jenny Lawson, Matt Haig, and JK Rowling.
Recently, ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Kit Harington spoke up about the “mental health difficulties” he experienced as a result of his time on HBO’s epic fantasy drama.
July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, so here are five novels on mental health written by authors of color.
Positive vibes only! I’m positive that many of you have heard that phrase time and time again. Whether it’s a post from a ditsy person you follow or from a friend and/or coworker that is cleaning house on the dim vibes their social circle is providing in excess, there’s no shortage of this mentality nowadays. There’s nothing discernable with excluding things and at times people from your life that drain you more than inspire you but there’s always a logical extreme that a new perspective can invite. Inside these artificial injections of good feelings into varying difficulties in life lies …
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, here are five fiction novels whose nuanced themes surrounding mental health create relatable stories without shouting “self-help.”