Saturday, May 18 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Managing a creative career with mental illness

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For all the stressed importance of self care for writers there is relatively little conversation about building a long-term writing career while managing a mental health concern like anxiety disorder or depression. When 'do yoga' and 'get exercise' are not enough, what ways can writers build a satisfying career while caring for neuroatypical needs? What long term structures and support are helpful? 

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Saturday May 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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