I'm so looking forward to this event. In my day job, I'm a clinical social worker and I teach suicide prevention to folks in and out of the mental health profession. I'm really looking forward to taking this conversation to writers who have the power to heal and seed hope with their work!

Sensitive and Knowledgeable: Mental Illness and Fiction

Personal narratives very often weave into fictional stories; writers inject their experiences and readers respond with their own history as well. Plots and characters which introduce and explore mental illness can evoke strong responses in writers, readers and critics, going far beyond just the initial reading. This panel - including an author with a counseling background - will discuss how writers can be prepared for questions/responses they receive from readers, how to direct people to more information/assistance and how to manage their own reactions to the storytelling. 



Event Date:

Thursday, May 4, 2017 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Location: LL3/Conference/Industry Level
Room: Edgewood