See John Green’s Refreshingly Real Answer About Dealing With Mental Illness

I am always glad when such influential people speak out about mental illness in support of understanding it. Thank you, John Green!


Bestselling author, video blogger and all around ‘teen whisperer‘ John Green has never held back from being honest about his struggle with mental illness. In March, he took to Twitter to shed light on the stigmatization of antidepressants with a Tweet that was shared more than 5,000 times.

In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on Thursday, Green answered a question about how he manages his anxiety disorder while doing press junkets. Most recently, he was on the road for Paper Towns, his latest novel to be adapted into a movie. His answer to the question reveals the nuances of living with mental illness.

In a word: Poorly.
(I have OCD and a lot of problems with anxiety.)…

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