It’s important to properly portray mental illness in the books we read. Not only does it serve to help readers who can directly relate, but it’s also been a goal of the YA-verse to normalize these things—both mental illness, health, and the discussions being had around both. These things shouldn’t disqualify you from being the hero of your own epic story.
Epic author and champion of books Heidi Heilig has never been shy about discussing these matters. In fact, her new fantasy novel, For a Muse of Fire, tackles the topic in an incredible way, featuring a bipolar main character without making it the root of all her problems. As it should be. In the video below, Heidi says, “it’s part of who I am, like having brown eyes, or loving books.” So scroll on down to hear what other books about mental health Heidi recommends, and be sure to add them all to your TBRs!
Books About Mental Illness | Rec’d by Heidi Heilig
Find the books recommended in the video above!