Faith, Friends and Fandom—New Posts and Authors

How do you hold on? Different people find different anchors. An all-new group of authors share how they cope, and Laurena Aker gives us a great history of the #AlwaysKeepFighting #AKF campaign from Supernatural fandom that inspired #HoldOnToTheLight Amy Kaplan. The Best Laid Plans for #HoldOnToTheLight  https://alkaplan.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/gray-best-laid-plans-battling-depression-a-holdontothelight-post Tom Leveen. The Bad Place for #HoldOnToTheLight https://wp.me/p3YuVi-ZX Leona … Continue reading Faith, Friends and Fandom—New Posts and Authors

#HoldOnToTheLight 2018 Returns with New Posts and New Authors

The #HoldOnToTheLight blogging campaign is back for 2018 with new contributors, new posts and a broader reach than ever before! The campaign features authors and creators blogging about the impact of mental health issues on their work/characters/lives to stand in solidarity with fans and increase fandom’s inclusion. What began within the sci-fi/fantasy community now includes … Continue reading #HoldOnToTheLight 2018 Returns with New Posts and New Authors

#HoldOnToTheLight 2017 Explores Bipolar And More

The 2017 #HoldOnToTheLight campaign of bestselling authors talking about how mental health issues like depression, suicide, PTSD, anxiety and more continues, with more new posts by authors including Elizabeth Bear, Jennifer St. Giles, Josh Vogt and more! Read the newest posts are at the top (posts are in Twitter format, so please cut, paste and … Continue reading #HoldOnToTheLight 2017 Explores Bipolar And More

2017 #HoldOnToTheLight Campaign —New Posts, New Authors

The #HoldOnToTheLight blogging campaign returns for a second year with a mix of new contributing authors and new posts by returning authors, all with a goal of encouraging supportive inclusiveness for mental health issues in fandom. #HoldOnToTheLight is a blog campaign encompassing blog posts by fantasy and science fiction authors around the world in an … Continue reading 2017 #HoldOnToTheLight Campaign —New Posts, New Authors

You Are Not Alone 100+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors reach out to fans on depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide for #HoldOnToTheLight (100 posts!)

Don’t be ashamed. You are not alone. The #HoldOnToTheLight campaign is about truth and solidarity. When we tell the truth about our struggles and our broken places, we become stronger—not just as individuals, but as a group, because we can be present for each other, help one another stand. Strength in numbers. When you discover … Continue reading You Are Not Alone 100+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors reach out to fans on depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide for #HoldOnToTheLight (100 posts!)

Everyone bleeds. 100+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors reach out to fans on suicide, depression, mental illness for #HoldOnToTheLight (New 95 links!)

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 … Continue reading Everyone bleeds. 100+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors reach out to fans on suicide, depression, mental illness for #HoldOnToTheLight (New 95 links!)