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Shatter the Stigma with these Mental Health Reads

Anxiety, depression, trauma and schizophrenia. Mental illness can be a tricky topic to tackle and talk about, which is why stories that shed light on them are so important. Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Day on October 11 (and all year round) with these 2018 releases that tackle a wide range of mental health issues including paranoid schizophrenia in WHEN ELEPHANTS FLY by Nancy Richardson Fischer, clinical depression in DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY by Adib Khorram and bipolar disorder in BEFORE I LET GO by Marieke Nijkamp. Also be sure to check out the collection of nonfiction essays about mental health by various young adult authors in LIFE INSIDE MY MIND: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles. Happy reading, and be sure to keep the conversation going to continue lessening the stigma around mental illness, both inside and out of YA lit!

--- Curated by editorial intern Taylor Tracy.