I was pleased with this book. A lot of books about mental health problems such as depression either go too far into New Age-y things, or pit medicine against non-medicine. This book covers a wide range of topics related to depression, such as what it is, how to cope, self-care, and so on.
As someone with depression, it was a breath of fresh air to read a book about depression written by someone with depression. Depression looks a lot different from the inside than on the outside looking in. I found myself relating to many of the stories throughout the book, that alone is comforting.
The book also has tips and suggested prayers for people who suffer with depression as well as for friends and family members of a depressed person. I love that it had a list of things to say/not to say to a depressed person.
A firm Catholic undercurrent is all throughout this book, yet I believe even non-Catholics could find great solace and information. It’s a quick read, in simple and non-overwhelming English – a need for someone who is suffering.
Overall, a wonderful book for anyone with depression and especially for those who love and support someone with it.
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