Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Mini-Review! - Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

16-22 May is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. May is also Mental Health Month in the US.


Title: Reasons To Stay Alive

Author: Matt Haig

Genre: Non-fiction


Amazon: UK - USA



Verdict:

The main importance of this book is that it exists.

It exists because Matt Haig is alive, when depression could so easily have taken him from the world.

He kept going. He has loved, laughed, and lived, and continues to do so.

So he gives us this - 'Reasons To Stay Alive' - in the hope of adding another spark of light to the end of the metaphorical tunnel.


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The main importance of this book is that it exists.

It exists for people like me - who need to continually add weapons to our tool-kit against depression.

Not all of the tips will help everyone. There are things which will help, and things which won't. Do what works for you.

It exists for people who care about someone with a mental illness. To give a glimpse of what they may be feeling.

It exists for society. Because we need to speak out. To stop the stigma that still exists and haunts us.

It's not an easy read in places. It's an intense topic - let's face it.

And I took a lot of breaks between chapters, to try and let myself absorb what I was reading without overwhelming myself. Sometimes you need processing time.

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The main importance of this book is that it exists.

It exists because the pain is not endless - even though it often feels like it.




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4 comments:

  1. Gosh this book looks really emotional, but very powerful!

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  2. I think the best thing about this book is as you said - it exists. And I hope it will continue to help other people exist even when they doubt it is worth it.

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    1. Couldn't have said it better myself :)

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