Anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses have become an increasing issue for young people in today’s society. These aspects of life are often belittled or ignored, but what society doesn’t always understand is that mental illnesses really are life-altering and even life-threatening, and can cause serious damage to individuals without there being any obvious cause. Many of these aspects are reflected specifically in young adult dystopian books, but are they in fact making mental illness worse rather than helping to alleviate to the pressure on teenagers and young adults?
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