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When No Hope Is In Sight
The Last Thing
I Want To Do Is
Read A Book
 
How Can Reading
A Book Possibly
Help Me ?

Rather Die Than Read A Book ?

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The answer for many
depressed & suicidal persons
is almost literally YES !!

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Not wanting to or not being able to read or concentrate enough to search for treatment is a very common symptom of depression.
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OTHER PROBLEMS

Many Sufferers Don't Take Action - Why ?
They think it's all Drugs & Psychiatry

Maybe 15 years ago - but today, there are more and more books that will teach you how your body gets this disease & how you can physically get rid if it!!
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READING ABOUT CURES CAN GIVE YOU THE HOPE YOU NEED

  • The tiniest spark of hope can be enough.
  • Learning about treatment is crucial.
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-- DON'T READ A BOOK --
JUST Flip Through It !

A book on depression is NOT A NOVEL !! -- but a reference or repair manual !

You don't need to read it cover to cover.
  • You piece away at it - a word, a sentence at a time.
  • You skip around, flip through it.
  • You look in the index, or table of contents -- look something up.
Lay it down - pick it up again later.
  • Take it with you - bring it home.
  • Keep it near you - keep it by the bed

Slowly, gradually let it infiltrate, permeate, soak in.

  • Give yourself time to piece it all together.
  • Slow is better than not at all.

The sooner you start, the sooner you might find yourself making a move towards getting your life back.

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BOOKS CAN COMFORT & INFORM

Books on depression are written to be there for you in a way that maybe no person can.

  • They are mostly written from personal knowledge of the depressions.
  • Some are written by doctors who have treated and helped or saved many depressed patients.
  • Some are written by writers who have had family members with depression.

I believe the greatest number of books have been written by people who have had depression themselves.

  • THEY KNOW how you feel.
  • They want nothing more than to help you suffer less than they did.

Let the stories of others who have gone before you pull you closer to the help you need.

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I DON'T KNOW HOW I SURVIVED

I just know that at my most desperate moments -- when I wanted to close my eyes and disappear into oblivion -- when having no other choice,

  • I would pick up one of the many piles of books I had around me - home, office, car...
  • and eventually put together enough information to save my own life --
  • having never finished reading any of the books that helped me.
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OUR VERY SYMPTOMS
CAN DELAY OUR TREATMENT

We, ourselves, because of our pain, may end up prolonging our own suffering --

  • Because we may be in too much pain to think straight or lift a finger to help ourselves.

80's talk show host, Dick Cavett once said that he was so depressed, that if the cure was sitting on the table across the room,

  • he could not have gotten up to go get it. Of course he has long since gotten treatment.

We walk the earth in a state of delirium from the unbelievable pain

We walk the earth in a state of a denial that we can ever possibly be cured --

  • because we can't help it --
  • that is one of our symptoms !!

We want someone or something to get rid of the pain suddenly --

  • we can't wait for another moment
  • we are dying,
  • yet we live on in endless agony.

We seem to be hoping or waiting for a cure to fall out of the sky & the pain will suddenly disappear.

  • Our lives are in limbo.
  • We cannot plan on anything
  • we cannot schedule a life

because we don't expect to be alive.

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WE, Ourselves, HAVE TO FIX IT

Feeling as we do,
how can we face or accept the fact that ultimately - it is we who will have to save ourselves ?

  • It is we who will have to accept or choose a treatment
  • and follow through with it day by day --

not even believing there is a reason to try.

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I DID NOT WANT TO LIVE

I desperately wanted to die.

But there was something inside me - some sort of a life force that made it just as hard for me to die as my illness made it for me to live...

  • After all, a large part of the pain I felt was in thinking of suicide.
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I hope somehow, some way
  • even though you don't want to
  • and you don't have the strength or will to live
that you can begin to learn
how your body works
  • and learn how to end your suffering
  • without ending your life.
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With Treatment...

One day you will look back
and forget
what it was like to hurt so badly.

 

With Treatment -

One day you will look back

on the distant memory

of how you almost died,

but somehow you lived through it.

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A Book Can Be A Companion

A Book Can Be A Friend

A Book Can Save Your Life

 

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