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!)

Why 100+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors share personal struggles on depression, PTSD, anxiety, suicide for #HoldOnToTheLight (77 new links!)

Why would 100 bestselling authors bare their souls, share their personal struggles with mental illness? To show solidarity and support for readers, and let fans know they are not alone. That’s the whole point behind #HoldOnToTheLight. People in the public eye like celebrities, actors and yes, bestselling authors, coming forward about their own experiences with … Continue reading Why 100+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors share personal struggles on depression, PTSD, anxiety, suicide for #HoldOnToTheLight (77 new links!)

#IfIDieToday 67 of 100+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors share on depression, PTSD, anxiety, suicide for #HoldOnToTheLight

You know their books. Now discover their stories. Over 100 of your favorite science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal romance and YA authors are sharing their personal struggles with depression, anxiety, suicide, domestic violence, PTSD and other mental health issues for #HoldOnToTheLight. You can find the individual links to the first 67 posts  (helpfully done up as cut-and-paste-ready … Continue reading #IfIDieToday 67 of 100+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors share on depression, PTSD, anxiety, suicide for #HoldOnToTheLight

Supernatural’s #AlwaysKeepFighting (#AKF) and RandomActs inspire 100+ Sci-fi/Fantasy authors to blog on mental illness

The TV show Supernatural’s Always Keep Fighting campaign and RandomActs.org inspired a world-wide blogging campaign with more than 100+ bestselling, award-winning science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal romance and speculative fiction authors talking candidly about suicide, depression, self-harm, PTSD, domestic violence and mental illness in their books, in their lives and in the fandom community.

More SFF Authors share personal struggles with depression, PTSD, self-harm, suicide—a #HoldOnToTheLight Update

Over 100 authors are now part of the #HoldOnToTheLight conversation! Our authors span the globe, from the US to the UK to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Even more exciting is that as the campaign picks up traction and visibility, more authors want to join, meaning a growing, vibrant dialog about mental wellness and coping … Continue reading More SFF Authors share personal struggles with depression, PTSD, self-harm, suicide—a #HoldOnToTheLight Update

Fandom Takes Care of its Own—How #HoldOnToTheLight Happened

By Gail Z. Martin I grew up believing that I was not going to survive to adulthood. My parents were into doomsday politics and apocalyptic religion, so whether it was Soviet nukes or Armageddon, we were all going down in flames. Everyone around me—extended family and religious social group—echoed the same fears and beliefs. I … Continue reading Fandom Takes Care of its Own—How #HoldOnToTheLight Happened