YA Literature and its role in destigmatising mental health issues

Podcast episode: 99

Rhian Williams-Clement, MA Publishing

With the numbers of children and young adults getting diagnosed with mental health conditions increasing, it’s more important than ever that we have open and honest discussions with our young people about mental ill-health. Mental health illnesses have for years, been shrouded in secrecy, with negative discourse surrounding them. So, how can the publishing industry destigmatise and encourage constructive conversations about mental health through our young adult books and begin a dialogue with our young people about their own mental health?  

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