Wow I don't even know where to begin.
About a month ago I was reading other ladies 3 in 30 challenge updates when I came across Amanda's blog. Her challenges for that month were all to do with her upcoming ebook. One of the things that she was asking for was volunteers to read her ebook and then write a review. When I saw the title I was immediately signing up requesting her to pick me.
Finding Joy in Depression
Those words leaped across the computer at me. You mean besides me and my sisters, others suffer from this and are willing to talk about it? I knew I had to read it.
Then the day came when I received the email saying yes!!
I was so excited I quickly downloaded the book and started to read. I will say this, I only had about a half an hour before I had to leave to take Sarah to dance so I only had planned to quickly puruse it and then read it more closely the next day. However when I started to read down the first chapter I was hooked. I had a terrible time pulling myself away so I could go to town.
This book spoke to me. I have never been diagnosed with depression but so many of the things that she was saying I could relate too. I was also understanding for the first time how my sister's mind works. (She was diagnosed with bi-polar some years ago)
I had many moments that literally took my breath away while reading as I was like YES that's is it exactly and other times that brought tears to my eyes as I thought yes someone else knows what this is like.
I believe that anything that has to do with 'mental' disorders has such a stigma attached to it. But lets get real people if we had kidney stones we would do what we could to fix it. If our back was out we would do what we can to fix it or manage it. Why not do the same for something that we can not see?
Lets do everything we can to break through this stigma so that someone or even yourself is able to get the 'help' they need.
Please take time to read this book. I promise it will be worth it.
All you have to do is hop over to this link: Finding Joy in Depression and purchase your very own copy.