Tracey-Thank you for having the courage to write your book “Escaping the Rabbit Hole.” I am a 65 year old man from the United States who can relate to many of the thoughts and feelings expressed in your book. Over the course of my lifetime, I have experienced a number of severe depressive episodes starting at the age of 21. I have contemplated suicide on a number of occasions. Like you say, depression is a gift that keeps on giving. Each day is a challenge. Some days are easier than others.
Fortunately, I have had the support of my family and friends and the financial resources to receive proper medical assistance during my most challenging times. I encourage you to keep on fighting . There is light at the end of the tunnel. Despite my disease, I feel fortunate to have been married to the same woman for 35 years, have raised two great kids and had a successful 35 year teaching career.
Thank you again for writing your book and for providing so many practical suggestions and resources for individuals dealing with depression. It always helps me to connect with others who deal with the challenges of depression. I feel less isolated and alone.
Your book is particularly needed in these difficult times when the rate of teen depression and suicide seems to be on the rise at least in the U.S. I plan to check out your Facebook page and blog.
Wishing you continued success in spreading your message of hope for individuals and families dealing with mental illness…I wish you all the best in your continued recovery and hope you continue to find more peace, joy and satisfaction in your daily life.