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!)
You’ve heard the story about the boy throwing starfish back into the ocean at low tide. A man chides him that the boy can’t save them all, and what difference does such a futile gesture make? “It makes a difference to this one,” the boy replies, tossing another starfish into the sea. Light one candle. … Continue reading Why #HoldOnToTheLight Matters
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!)
Candid. Revealing. Honest. Deeply personal. 57 of more than 100 of our participating sci-fi and fantasy authors have already blogged on mental wellness issues including suicide, depression, PTSD, Self-Harm, Domestic Violence and fandom as part of the #HoldOnToTheLight campaign. You can find the link to the first 57 posts and individual links to the posts … Continue reading 57 of 100+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors so far–#HoldOnToTheLight Blogging on Suicide, Depression, PTSD, Self-Harm and Fandom
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.
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
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