Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Review: Depression: Drowning in Air

Release Date: March 26, 2015
Publisher: Watchtower Publishing
Genre: Non-fiction
Pages: 146
Format: eBook
Buy It: Amazon
UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION Depression has definitely become more recognized in recent years in general society. But that doesn’t mean it’s widely accepted, understood, or properly dealt with. I believe that one of the best ways to improve this is through education, especially through hearing from people who are brave enough to share their stories. That is my intention with this book: to use my story to help you understand depression and learn how you can help yourself if you’re struggling. In this book, I share my secrets and show you some of the darkest times of my life. It’s been hard to write about these times, but above all, I want you to know that you’re not alone. I got through my dark times, and with the right information and help, so can you. It is not my objective to sugarcoat anything, nor to give you some “quick fix” solution. There is no quick fix for depression, and those who say there is obviously have never truly experienced it for themselves. WHO AM I? You could say I’m nobody. I have no degree. I’m not a licensed professional. I’m not a doctor—I don’t even play one on TV. What I do have is my experience. I’ve been through anxiety and depression. I’ve hit rock bottom, shattering so hard that I thought I could never be put back together. I lay there, wounded, for years, only to find a sense of motivation from within that I didn’t know existed—a resilience in my very being that wouldn’t allow me to give up without a fight. I patched my wounds, staggered to my feet, and stood tall for the world—and myself—to see. Then I took my first step towards freedom. Overcoming depression isn’t something that happens overnight. It’s a journey. By showing you my journey, I want to provide you with a sense of hope. I want to equip you with the tools necessary to make your own journey, and guide you towards the first step. INSIDE DEPRESSION: My Battle... Inside You'll Discover... -My story and personal battle with depression -My struggle with suicide and how I OVERCAME it! -The series of events that lead me to reach such a low point -My personal struggle with debilitating anxiety and how I worked to overcome it! -My advice for others, including how to find strength in the struggle and come out the other side STRONGER! -How to find the joy in life again! -Plus much, much more! WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE? Download and learn practical, real world advice, about how to properly overcome depression and anxiety!
I was recently diagnosed with depression, which is why I jumped at the chance to read this book when Amazon listed it for free. The author starts by chronicling his journey through depression, which how it was triggered all the way up until his final point of climbing up from rock bottom. His journey showcases many ups and downs, as well as many common triggers that people with depression can struggle with.

He not only lists his approach to combating depression, but makes it clear that there is not one solution for every person. He also gives his own personal advice on options such as counseling or medication use. While he makes it clear that he is not a doctor, I still found those parts odd.

If you're looking for a book to help relate to your own journey through depression, as well as ways to cope and survive, this is a great option.

I received this book by purchasing it through Amazon. I was not required to post a review, and the thoughts contained herein are my own.

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