Writing as Therapy

Writing solves all the major problems in the world. It can solve yours too.

Let me tell you about this project my counsellor wants me to work on to combat my depression. It’s a great idea. He wants me to approach the people I know, ask them to write about themselves, how they know me, and what they think of me. And then, I take all this, and think about it and write about my life now, rather than reflect on the crummy life I had then.

In the end I will have this wonderful book full of wonderful things from people who care about me, another weapon in the arsenal against depression.

Most of you I only know at a writerly level, professionally. If you feel so moved, however, I’m taking stories at my email address. I just wanted to share what I thought was a very good idea, mostly so, if you ever find yourself in the same place, you can use the technique.

David. My counsellor. He knows what he’s doing.


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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