Ned Vizzini is dead of suicide at 32? A heartbreakingly huge loss, one of young bright stars of young adult literature and film/TV writing. We had a few tiny Fb chats about depression and writing as we both had that same ailment. His books are amazing on so many levels, and I always admired that he never condescended or stereotyped his ‘teen’ characters. He saw true depth where others saw just angry/sad teens.

Depression is never a joke, it’s a very real disease, don’t ever hesitate to talk, shout, cry, howl to others about it, but do something…

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