According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), “approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. (46.6 million) experiences mental illness in a given year.” That’s a staggering statistic (and one I’ve been a part of), especially for something we don’t talk about all that much. And there are more like it. Mental illness affects you or someone you know – sometimes diagnosed, sometimes left untreated, sometimes mild and sometimes severe. Mental illness is, in a sense, normal, so it makes sense to have a protagonist with a mental illness.
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