Esmé Weijun Wang

Patient Leader

I am a writer. I'm also a woman living with schizoaffective disorder and late-stage Lyme disease. When people ask me why I write, I tell them the story of the woman who wrote to me to say that she had almost killed herself one night, spent the dark hours reading my blog instead, and decided that she was going to live. I'm also the author of THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS: ESSAYS, out February 2019. I'm a member of a speakers' bureau designed to reduce stigma by having speakers tell their stories of living with mental illnesses; I also speak around the country, and was onstage at the World Domination Summit to speak about mental health advocacy in front of 3000 people.

Past Awards Participation

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog

Finalist

Health Activist Hero

Third Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best Kept Secret Best in Show: Blog

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog
Esmé Weijun Wang

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