Nora Shalaway Carpenter, author of the Kirkus starred YA debut The Edge of Anything, joins us this week to talk about her book, her experiences, and the struggles faced by those experiencing issues with mental health. We also talk about the importance of friendships and of having people around who you can turn to for help.
In this episode …
- Michael takes over hosting duties, but don’t worry, it’s only for this week!
- Nora shares some frightening statistics about mental health in teens.
- We’d love to see more sports in YA books.
- Do close friendships get lost in the middle of young adults looking for The One?
- What’s wrong with boys reading books about girls?
- Look out for Nora’s next project, a mixed-genre anthology about rural America!
- We get all Marvel Cinematic Universe with our credits…
We’d like to once again sincerely thank Nora for coming onto the show to talk so openly and honestly about some of her struggles, and to talk about The Edge of Anything. If anyone feels like they may need to seek out help, or for anyone looking to research more into ways that they can be the help someone might need, links to all of the resources Nora mentioned are listed below.
- International OCD Foundation
- The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
- Treatment Referral Helpline of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 1800-662-HELP
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- Beyond OCD
- Mind (UK)
Get in touch …
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- Send us an old-fashioned email!
Follow the hosts …
- Michael Burns: @_michaelburns
- Nora Shalaway Carpenter: @norawritesbooks (Twitter), @noracarpenterwrites (Instagram), noracarpenterwrites.com
— This episode is sponsored by Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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