Coming from someone who has fought depression for many many of years, while reading this book I could relate so much and some things he pointed out in this book are things I couldn’t ever explain in words. I have had others in my family read this so they could have a better understanding of what I go through. So even if you don’t have depression but know someone it’s a wonderful book to help you understand!
What I Learned About Depression and Anxiety is an illustrated book detailing some of the feelings associated with depression and anxiety. The hope of this book is to help people understand some of the feelings that they or loved ones may be going through.
Some of the things that affected people deal with can be confusing if not contextualized. The author chimes in with personal anecdotes to help the readers associate the ideas on a real level.
This book would make a great gift for those recently diagnosed and people close to them.
1. Depression, noun
Feelings of severe despondency and dejection. “self-doubt creeps in and that swiftly turns to depression”
Synonyms: melancholy. misery, sadness, unhappiness, sorrow, woe, gloom, gloominess, dejection, downheartedness, despondency, dispiritedness, low spirits, heavy-heartedness, moroseness, discouragement, despair, desolation, dolefulness, moodiness, pessimism, hopelessness
There is no shame in getting help. If you or a loved one are even considering self-harm, please reach out:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline