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Quotation: “How We Write Mental Illness in Fiction”


Headshot: Louise Nealon

“Mental illness is less a disease of the mind and more of a societal blindness. Reading fiction opens our eyes to other people’s way of viewing the world. As a reader, there have been magical moments that I have felt the soul of someone I’ve never met has seen me. As a writer, it is my job to search for new words and ways of existing in the world, and carry them onto paper, for other souls to see.”

— Louise Nealon, author of Snowflake

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