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As a mental-health writer and author of, MAY CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS (order available here), my goal is to help people understand that happiness is not a given. It is a skill that we must learn, and yet it's not something taught in school.

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Brooke Siem

Brooke Siem (@brookesiem) is a writer whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, New York Post, Insider, and more. Her debut memoir, MAY CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS, was published in 2022 and is available wherever books are sold.