If you’re my friend and/or fan on Facebook, you probably already know this. But I wrote an essay about my struggle with bipolar depression and contributed it to this anthology, and now it is available on Amazon. If you struggle with depression and feel that you are alone, fighting in the trenches by yourself, this book will reassure you that you are not alone in this battle.
Here’s the Amazon description:
Depression is a very real experience for many people. The causes can be varied. Abuse. Chemical imbalances. Divorce. Rejection. There is no one reason that a person might suffer depression. However, one common theme is that it can leave the person feeling isolated and alone. Because of the stigma that is often associated with depression, people often remain silent about it, never knowing that the person next to them is going through the same thing or has experienced it in the past. Instead, they hide away, believing that no one understands, believing that no one cares.
In this book, the authors break the silence, boldly sharing their stories of depression. Whether sharing how they first discovered that what they were feeling was depression, telling how they sought help for their depression or giving words of hope that depression can be managed, the authors all tackle the lie that you must suffer in solitude. With courage and honesty, these stories give a glimpse into the depressed existence. While you will not find a cure for
depression in these pages, you will find a sense of community. You will find words of hope. You will find that you are Not Alone.
Click here to view (and hopefully buy!) the book on Amazon.