Phoenix Rising:

Mental health/author blog

A.F. Widener has developed a deep understanding of mental illness and its portrayal in literature through her engagement with fiction and nonfiction. Fueled by her passion for reading, writing, and mental health, she is determined to impact the world positively. Despite grappling with mental illnesses like C-PTSD, Autism, depression, and BPD, she has gained invaluable wisdom and perspectives from her struggles, enabling her to make a positive impact on others’ lives. She strives to create an environment that welcomes open discussions, fostering a sense of support and hope.

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