Marya is currently at work on her sixth and seventh books.
The first, which will be released by Houghton Mifflin in 2017, is the product of four years' exhaustive research and travel to answer the question: How do we approach the global crisis in mental health? In addition to conducting more than 500 interviews—with psychiatric professionals, neuroscientists, policymakers, and more—Marya focuses on ten people with mental health concerns who are finding new ways to heal, live, and thrive. Along the way, this book explores how science, medicine, and society must collaborate to create a future of mental health, healing, and hope.
Marya's seventh book is also in the works. A collection of essays that explores the experience of solitude, this book travels from a hotel in Las Vegas to an isolated highway in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, moves from the art of Georgia O'Keefe to the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, and searches out the meaning, and the importance, of solitude in our lives.