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

Tom Leveen. The Bad Place for #HoldOnToTheLight

Leona Wisoker. Holding On To The Local Light for #HoldOnTotheLight

Trevor Curtis. On The Rack for #HoldOnToTheLight

Jean Marie Ward. The Bathroom Trick for #HoldOnToTheLight

Fangasm: Love, passion, fandom and lighting the way for each other. Fangasm on #AlwaysKeepFighting and #HoldOntoTheLight

Jeanne Adams—Them Bones—hidden history and family secrets, a #HoldOnToTheLight post.

Faith Hunter—Fighting History—a #HoldOnToTheLight post

Laurena Aker—Always Keep Fighting—a #HoldOnToTheLight #AKF post

To read the more than 150+ blog posts from authors on mental health and standing in solidarity with fans, please scroll down through the other posts.

#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 and join us on Facebook

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