10 Quotes from ‘Turtles All The Way Down’ That Humanize Mental Illness

10 Quotes from ‘Turtles All The Way Down’ That Humanize Mental Illness

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In Turtles All The Way Down John Green explores the cycle of internalized anxiety, doubt, and fear associated with mental illness.  Green introduces audiences to sixteen-year-old Aza Holmes, a high-school student who struggles with OCD, a trait shared with the author. Through the polarizing depiction of what it means to experience the daily struggles of mental illness, Turtles All The Way Down humanizes the hard-to-describe experience of living with a mental illness.    Here are ten quotes from the book that humanize mental illness:     Worrying is the correct worldview. Life is worrisome.   True terror isn’t being scared; it’s not having …

John Green Reveals His Personal Struggles With OCD in Youtube Video

John Green Reveals His Personal Struggles With OCD in Youtube Video

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John Green is often recognized as the author of popular young adult literary works such as “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Paper Towns,” which have both received film adaptations. He is also known as a contributor to Vlogbrothers, a YouTube channel that produces random, insightful, and entertaining videos to a following of over three million Youtubers.   Although Green uses a light and humorous tone in many of his videos, he uploaded a more serious one two days ago with “What OCD Is Like (For Me).”     In his incredibly vulnerable video, Green goes in depth about his own experience struggling with OCD, describing “obsessive thought spirals” …