Depression – Loss, Rage, Hope


My favourite piece of writing on depression is William Styron’s “Darkness Visible” (Vintage Books, 1992, 84 pages). A first-hand account of what it is really like to experience this life-threatening illness. Clear-eyed yet beautifully written, it has been helping people feel less alone (with depression) for twenty-five years. It has the added advantage of great brevity. Read every word.



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  1. One of the hardest things about depression is that it’s really hard for people who’ve not experienced it to understand, and therefore to know how to be supportive. Sounds like this would go a long way to help in that understanding?

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