In this episode, TWLOHA’s Co-Executive Director Lindsay Kolsch talks with Kelly Jensen. Kelly discusses the issues with how mental health is portrayed through dramatic story arcs found in pop culture, why her career as a youth librarian inspired her to create a mental health anthology, and the five lies depression told her.
Kelly Jensen is an editor for Book Riot, as well as a writer and editor of young adult novels. Her most recent project, “(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health,” is available for purchase now.
“How can we even determine what bad enough is? Like what are we comparing ourselves against? If it's what we're seeing in pop culture, like that is an unfair metric to use because pop culture most of the time doesn't get it right anyway. Or it's extreme enough that it tells a story versus like being an actual lived experience.”
We’d like to thank Kelly Jensen for sharing her story with us and Copeland for the original music featured here. Lindsay Kolsch served as our host for this episode, which was produced by Mark Codgen, Claire Biggs and Jennie Armstrong of Lore de Force, Rebecca Ebert, and Chad Michael Snavely.
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