How to Include Mental Health Issues in Our Fiction – By Bethany Henry…

on Fiction University:

Historically, we writers haven’t always done a great job representing mental health issues. People living with mental health issues have been primarily portrayed in fiction as villains, shown through stereotypes, and/or described with inaccurate terms and implausible symptoms.

Writers should do better. We need to do better.

After all, with great power comes great responsibility. I learned that from a story, because you know what? Stories have power. And part of that power includes the responsibility to represent mental health issues well.

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