#HoldOnToTheLight 2017 Explores Bipolar, Transgender, 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 retweet!:

Elizabeth Bear: Lost time. @Matociquala ElizabethBear on #PTSD & #Bipolar for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2yUWW1h

Danielle Ackley McPhail: Where have the muses gone? Danielle Ackley McPhail @DMcPhail for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2fBW5eu

Faith Naff-: The Skirt: A Transgender Journey by Faith Naff for #HoldOntoTheLight http://bit.ly/2z48P2U

Gail Z. Martin: #AKF inspired #HoldOnToTheLight 130 bestselling authors blog about depression/suicide to help fans http://bit.ly/2yefwSo @WinFamBusiness

Sascha Illyvich: Stop the noise. @SaschaIllyvich on dealing w depression&anger for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2xpr3dJ

Josh Vogt: When fear is in control. @JoshVogt on anxiety for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2yPx7xm

Leona Wisoker: Just keep holding on. @LeonaWisoker on depression for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2zRXgMh

Selah Janel: Little things matter. @SelahJanel on the power of connection for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2yP6Im2

Trevor Curtis: Light a fire. @TrevorCurtis on abuse and anger for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2hbX1UM

Nicole Givens Kurtz: Out of the dark. @NicoleGKurtz interviews @GailZMartin about #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2zQHjWC

Amy Kaplan: When gray surrounds a weary heart. @ALKaplanAuthor on depression for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2iABDMe

Jay Requard:  Save Yourself. @JayRequard on anxietyPTSD/depression for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2iuGKOb

Cecilia Dominic: Tragic Dance. @CeciliaDominic on depression & infertility for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2i6GHUJ

Jennifer St. Giles: Truth despite feelings @JenniferStGiles on depression for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2hbsLcj

David B. Coe: Beyond The Dark Place @DavidBCoe on grief for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2h3AYCq

JeanMarie Ward: Pain, loss and cat pictures @Jean_Marie_Ward for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2xBrh5a

Allie Schreibman: Owning my crazy @SoSayethAllie for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2wdBRil

Gail Z. Martin: Why Fandom is my Family & Family Don’t End With Blood @GailZMartin #SPN #FDEWB #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2xMz5jJ

Ken Schreder: Worth the Struggle @KenSchrader4882 on bullying & selfconfidence for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2xDMIzN

Dianna Gunn: The Darkness of Our Minds @DiannaLGunn on depression for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2fukqzz

John Hartness: Living with Bipolar @JohnHartness for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2xBd47Y

John Hartness: Not my typical blog post @JohnHartness on suicide for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2xOsJjN

Take This: Authors share mental health stories for #HoldOnToTheLight @Takethis.org http://bit.ly/2wn8g1S

Susan Simko: Remembering Dad by Susan Simko, an essay on grief for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2wlXSre

Robin Hobb: Blame it on the Neanderthals @RobinHobb on dealing with depression for #HoldOnToTheLight http://bit.ly/2i5m4dv

 

About the campaign:
#HoldOnToTheLight is a blog campaign encompassing blog posts by fantasy and science fiction authors around the world in an effort to raise awareness around treatment for depression, suicide prevention, domestic violence intervention, PTSD initiatives, bullying prevention and other mental health-related issues. We believe fandom should be supportive, welcoming and inclusive, in the long tradition of fandom taking care of its own. We encourage readers and fans to seek the help they or their loved ones need without shame or embarrassment.

Please consider donating to or volunteering for organizations dedicated to treatment and prevention such as: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Hope for the Warriors (PTSD), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Canadian Mental Health Association, MIND (UK), SANE (UK), BeyondBlue (Australia), To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) and the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

To find out more about #HoldOnToTheLight, find a list of participating authors and blog posts, or reach a media contact, go to http://www.HoldOnToTheLight.com and join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WeHoldOnToTheLight

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