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TRIGGERS: Grief, mental illness (including suicidal thoughts/behaviors, and on-page mentions of a death by suicide), substance abuse/addiction, homophobia/homomisia (internalized and externalized), and trauma as a result of child abuse (physical/verbal/psychological)*.
Please note that while these issues are handled as delicately as possible, don’t anticipate anything to be watered down. This book is very character driven. Not everyone deals with trauma, mental illness, and addiction the same way. This is how my characters deal with theirs. This book is intended for readers 18 years and older.
This list of triggers can also be found at the back of the book, after the Acknowledgements. I ask that you not spoil them for readers who wish to go in blind. Please take care of yourself first and foremost.
*The abuse is in the past, but it is discussed in length at times present-day, or shown vaguely in flashbacks.
RESOURCES & HOTLINES
Child Welfare Information Gateway: https://www.childwelfare.gov/organizations/?CWIGFunctionsaction=rols:main.dspList&rolType=Custom&RS_ID=5
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: https://988lifeline.org/ - or you can call or text 988
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): https://www.samhsa.gov/ or call the hotline 1-800-662-4357