Item description for You Are Not Alone: Words of Experience and Hope for the Journey Through Depression by Julia Thorne...
Overview For those coping with depression, this wonderfully supportive book combines Thorne's own story with moving first-person accounts and blank journal pages to help readers break out of their isolation and begin the recovery process.
Publishers Description A uniquely compassionate book that provides information, companionship and hope for individuals and families coping with depression.
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Studio: Harper Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.96" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 7, 2015
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
ISBN 0060969776 ISBN13 9780060969776 UPC 099455010009
Reviews - What do customers think about You Are Not Alone: Words of Experience and Hope for the Journey Through Depression?
The company she kept Nov 14, 2004
Look at who she was married to! If I'd been married to him I would have been depressed for eight years, too. Luckily, the American people didn't elect him or we'd ALL might have ended up DEPRESSED FOR EIGHT YEARS!
Great Book for Describing Depression Aug 23, 2004
This is a wonderful book if you want to know what it feels like to be depressed. It does feel like you are all alone because one of the main things about depression is that you disengage from everything and everyone. For a book about how to get out of depression, how to re-engage, try the book Depression is a Choice or Undoing Depression.
I Beg To Differ Feb 20, 2004
When you have depression, nothing matters. The title of this book is complete B.S Yes, you are alone. Just because there are millions of people suffering with depression, doesn't mean that these people are with you. Depression isn't easy and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone. These stories are heartbreaking and make you feel even more alone because there's still no one to talk to. One of the stories explained it perfectly: "No one wants to be around someone who's down. Who wants to spend time with someone who's full of fear, anger and sadness? Besides, I don't know anyone who's gone through what I'm going through right now. What can I say to people? That I want to check out, that I want to go to sleep and never wake up. Nobody wants to hear that. It's lonely being depressed." I'm not saying this is a bad book, it's just that the title is completely unsuitable.
Thank God for Explaining Depression So Well! Mar 27, 2003
I knew this book was for me in the first few pages. One of my favorite parts was the quote on page 12 from William Styron: "Brainstorm," ...has unfortunately been preempted to describe, somewhat jocularly, intellectual inspiration...Told that someone's mood disorder has evolved into a storm --a veritable howling tempest in the brain, which is indeed what a clinical depression resembles like nothing else-- even the uninformed layman might display sympathy rather than the standard reaction that "depression" evokes, something akin to "So what?" or "You'll pull out of it" or "We all have bad days." It just doesn't get more honest than that. It's a storm all the time, sometimes it hails or upgrades to a tornado, but it's always a storm. Thank you for writing this book. I could finally explain depression to my family and friends.
The title says it all Mar 20, 2003
This book is perfect for anyone experiencing mild to moderate depression. While I was depressed, I searched for books endlessly until I found this one. This book was radically different from the others because it wasn't attempting to explain why I was depressed, it just acknowledged that I was and put into words what I was feeling. The problem often times with depression is that there aren't words to describe the emotions. It's so much more than "sad". I just didn't have the energy to read a lengthy book. With "You Are Not Alone" you can just pick it up, open up to any page and start reading to get instant relief. I still take it off my shelf when I feel low. It's like a favorite music CD...it soothes and puts you at ease.