Tara Meissner is a journalist, lifelong story teller, and the author of “Stress Fracture: A Memoir of Psychosis.” She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin — Green Bay and has worked as a writer for more than 20 years.
Tara enjoys coaching aspiring writers, leading workshops, and teaching adult learners. In addition to presentations on craft, she speaks on mental health topics to college students, crisis intervention workers, and the general public.
Tara’s volunteer interests create and support healthy athletic and arts programming for youth. She believes a downtown is the character of a city and supports revitalization efforts in her community. Tara writes poetry on legal pads and prose in composition notebooks at home and in coffee shops throughout Wisconsin.
“Told with brutal honesty it brought about a wide range of emotions.”
“The author writes well, and educates even among the stories that were disturbing. At times I even laughed — yes there’s even a hint of humor among the more serious content.”
“Stress Fracture is a well-written, insightful, authentic contribution to the literature of personal experience.”
“... this story really caught my attention. Tara is a brave person to put herself out there like she did. The writing was articulate, informative, and mind blowing at times.”
“Brave beyond words. I don’t know of any other author willing to put themselves out there like this. Ground-breaking. Bravo.”
“The book presented a very different view of mental illness. I applaud her truthfulness in telling such a personal story. It has changed my view of this illness.”
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