Reflections on mental health & writing
New Yorkers are experiencing losses both big and small during the COVID-19 crisis. Literature – particularly books on mental health – can provide escape, comfort and help. “Reflections on Mental Health & Writing” is a panel discussion with authors who have written about mental health and mental illness, presented by Spaces to Thrive, a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health and The New York Public Library.
The panel features Bassey Ikpi (author of I’m Telling the Truth, But I’m Lying), Mira T. Lee (author of Everything Here Is Beautiful), Kenneth Paul Rosenberg (author of Bedlam and director of the Sundance Film Festival and PBS-aired documentary Bedlam), Gretchen Rubin (author of The Happiness Project) and Stephanie Anderson, Assistant Director of Selection at BookOps at the New York Public Library. The panel is moderated by Susan Herman, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health.