Welcome back, friends, to #ShatteringStigmas SIX! Yes, this is the sixth year, no, I cannot believe it, and even more shocking because it’s 2020. While I am once again a bit less competent than I have been in years past, I have three wonderful guest posts to share with you. I’ll be doing a couple posts myself. We’ll just call this Shattering Lite™ and you’ll all love it just the same.
Mental health in the year 2020. Adorable that any of us are any kind of healthy, especially mentally. This has been A Year™ for pretty much every human being on the planet.
So, we shall again discuss why the bullshit stigma around mental health is so harmful. We will highlight books and other media that tries to quell said stigma. We’ll hear from others who have been affected by it all. And at the end of the day, hopefully we’ll all come away with a little more understanding, knowledge, and compassion. Or, at the very least, a nice distraction for, you know ::gestures at world::
And to me personally, one of the highlights of this event is simply not to feel alone. To know that others out there share the struggle, that they understand you. At times, the mental health fight can feel so very isolating. And to feel that sense of community can be everything.
THREE (3) Winners will receive a mental health book of their choice- Open Internationally!
Book Bingo and Bookstagram Fun!
I mean, I will try to also post these on said media sites. I did retweet it already which is frankly better than I expected from myself. Small wins, friends.
And don’t forget to follow along with the other hosts to see what awesomeness they have in store!
Places to Donate:
I tried to make an eloquent statement, but turns out that Taylor’s was way better and this is why she’s the author and I am just a mess.
“Because we are an event run by a handful of bloggers and YA authors, we unfortunately cannot pay our contributors and rely on the generous donation of people’s time and emotional efforts to have this event and hopefully help continue the conversation around mental health and mental health representation in our community. However, this year we want to put action to our advocacy efforts and will be encouraging people who engage with Shattering Stigmas content to donate to one of the following non-profit organizations that strive to provide affordable access to therapy, particularly for Black women and Queer/Trans People of Color:”