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If you’ve never written for Invisible Illness before…

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Early support and treatment really does make a difference.

  • 7.1 percent of children aged 3–17 years (approximately 4.4 million) have diagnosed anxiety
  • For children aged 3–17 years with anxiety, more than 1 in 3 also have behavior problems (37.9%) and about 1 in 3 also have depression (32.3%)
  • Among children living below 100% of the federal poverty level, more than 1 in 5 (22%) had a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.
  • Age and poverty level affected the likelihood of children receiving treatment for anxiety, depression, or behavior…


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How to get more people to read your Invisible Illness stories

Simple beliefs that will guide my work in 2019.

It’s time to bring new resources to the world.

1. Writing helps people understand their experiences and uncover their strengths.

2. People who’ve faced stigmatized issues like mental illness are undervalued in society.

3. Writing your way into self-knowledge and discovering your strengths allows you to teach others how to do the same.

4. By focusing on mental health in my writing and editing, I believe I can help others discover these resources, and that makes all of our lives better.

This is why I work on Beautiful Voyager.

Meredith Arthur

I work on emotional wellness products @Pinterest and wrote the book Get Out Of My Head: Inspiration for Overthinkers in an Anxious World, out now.

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