The Recovery Letters
A few months ago I received an email from James Withey, someone I had not communicated with before. He began by saying he reads my blog and had picked up on my battles with depression, with which he also suffers from.
In 2012, The Recovery Letters was launched online by James. Letters written by people recovering from depression were written for those currently suffering with mental health conditions, in order to help and offer support. The letters give hope to those afflicted because they were written by others who had already fought the battle, and still are, to show that depression can be controlled, and even beaten.
Depression impacts sufferers in many ways. For me, the worst days centred on feelings of complete despair and hopelessness, or dare I say my life didn’t feel worth living.
Thankfully, believing my future was bleak happened on just a couple of occasions and as horrifying as they were, I always held onto the fact that I knew I was suffering from depression. This may sound obvious but having depression and being aware that you have it don’t necessarily go hand in hand. Sometimes depression can be so bad that those suffering forget, or were never aware they actually had it.
James has now collated many of these recovery letters and published a book called, not surprisingly, The Recovery Letters. It is not due for release until July 21st 2017, but you can pre-order either in paperback or Kindle from Amazon. Hit the book image below for details and to pre-order.
If you’re suffering from depression, or maybe think you are but don’t truly know, the letters in this book can offer hope, advice and the comfort of knowing you are not alone.
I’d like to thank James for asking me to participate, and for producing not just a book, but a book of hope for many.
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