In March 2017, I participated in a webinar presented by the International Bipolar Foundation that focused on mental health in young adult literature. With me were author and Teen Librarian Toolbox’s Amanda MacGregor, YA librarian Jaina Shaw and Dr. Frank Fortunati, my husband and child and adolescent psychiatrist (who provided tremendous technical assistance with The Weight of Zero.)  It was a great talk that focused on  the need for authentic and positive portrayals of mental health illnesses and treatment in YA lit and highlighted some of our favorite books. Check it out by clicking on this link.