Any aspiring writers among you may be interested in this:
The online writing community Stage of Life, which hosts monthly writing international contests for students focusing on contemporary social issues, is currently hosting a “March Madness” writing contest. Despite what you may assume from the title, this contest focuses not on the basketball nonsense that’s been interrupting JEOPARDY! on Thursdays and Fridays for the past few weeks, but on a subject near and dear to my heart: mental illness.
Stage of Life is asking for essays that, in 500 words or less, give your take on “mental health or mental illness issues… about yourself, living with family members who have mental illness, friends, or a broader take on the topic of mental health / mental illness”. You have until midnight, March 31st to submit your piece: you can view the official rules, check out some other mental health resources, and get more information about Stage of Life here.
I had the honor of being a partner author with this month’s contest, and I’m pleased to say I’m among some very illustrious company. Among other things, I’ll be donating a signed copy of Triggered to one of the winners. So if you’re looking to own one of my scribbles, and you don’t feel like paying some mercenary schmuck on Amazon Marketplace $69.99 + $3.99 shipping, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for!
March 31st, 500 words or less. Have at it, and best of luck!
Mental Illness! Insomnia! Extended rumination on time-sensitive matters of the heart! Unfashionable Daft Punk references (in my defense, the original draft of this was composed last summer)! The Internet!
As always, it is my fondest aspiration that my suffering amuses you. <3
Hey everyone: with the holidays coming up, I unfortunately won’t have much time for writing, so expect things to be quiet here for a little while. Merry Happy, and see you in 2014!
I’m sorry I’ve been quiet, but I’ve been pretty busy with personal stuff recently and I have a few projects in the works – including one that’ll be on this blog soon.
Anyway, there’s a new Psych Today column. Of course, now that I see it published, it looks embarrassingly sentimental, but I think (hope?) there’s stuff in there that could be helpful for parents dealing with this.
I know sometimes it’s hard to hope, but you have to try.