Why are mental health issues so prevalent in horror?

This answer originally appeared on Quora on March 21, 2020. This is an excellent question. Mental illness comes up a lot in the horror genre (including my own works), and there are a few reasons for it. My top five are below, coming from the view of a horror author. Mind and reality bending. Creating

Mental Health Monday – Case #4 – Borderline Personality Disorder

This is the fourth of a four-part series on mental health disorders and how real people handle them. These people are your neighbors, brothers, sisters, children, parents, even your grandparents. You know them. They’re around you every day. Well, not specifically these interviewees, no, but you get the idea. They are perfectly normal people facing

Mental Health Monday – Case #3 – Bipolar Disorder

This is the third of a four-part series on mental health disorders and how real people handle them. These people are your neighbors, brothers, sisters, children, parents, even your grandparents. You know them. They’re around you every day. Well, not specifically these interviewees, no, but you get the idea. They are perfectly normal people facing

Mental Health Monday – Case #2 – Treatment Resistant Depression

This is the second of a four-part series on mental health disorders and how real people handle them. These people are your neighbors, brothers, sisters, children, parents, even your grandparents. You know them. They’re around you every day. Well, not specifically these interviewees, no, but you get the idea. They are perfectly normal people facing

Mental Health Monday – Case #1 – PTSD

This is the first of a four-part series on mental health disorders and how real people handle them. These people are your neighbors, brothers, sisters, children, parents, even your grandparents. You know them. They’re around you every day. Well, not specifically these interviewees, no, but you get the idea. They are perfectly normal people facing

Mental Health Monday: The Analogy

Let’s talk about what it means to have a mental illness. Mental Illness has stigma written all over it. Let’s work on changing that. On Quora, I liken having any kind of mental illness to having a chronic medical condition such as diabetes. Diabetes is probably one of the better analogies. Here’s one of my

Mental Health Monday: Medicine & Mental Illness

Some of my beloved humans on Facebook are starting on a medication journey to help them with different mental health issues. The following series is dedicated to them. The Analogy: Mental Illness has stigma written all over it. Let’s work on changing that. Medications Bazaar: An overview of how medications for psychological issues are prescribed

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