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Depressed Dave: Understanding Depression from the Inside Out
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Many books teach you how to fight depression, or how to recover from it. But how many actually show you what the journey looks like?

Drawing—literally and figuratively—from his experience with depression, Mak (the author), along with his delightful cast of ‘stick’ figures, takes readers on a brutally honest, wonderfully insightful and deeply touching exploration of what it’s like to live with depression. From causes and symptoms to inner thoughts and emotions, warning signs and treatment methods to insights into caregiving and friendship; this book has got it all.

It is Mak’s hope that it will be a safe space for those suffering, those caring for sufferers, and those who are simply curious about depression.

“Through the characters in the book, Kean Loong highlights a crucial point: that mental health is everyone’s business and with the support of family members, friends and mental health professionals, one can live a productive life while coping with depression.”
— Porsche Poh, Executive Director, Silver Ribbon (Singapore); Board Member, World Federation for Mental Health

CONTENTS:

Acknowledgements
Publisher’s Note

INTRODUCTION
Hello World
Statistics and Reality
How to Read this Book

DEPRESSED DAVE IS BORN
My Journey with the Darkness
When the Drawing Began
But Why a Comic?
Dramatis Personae (a.k.a Who is What)

THE WORLD OF DEPRESSION
When Depression Appears
Depression—Under the Hood
Daily Struggles
Paradoxes of Depression
An Episode in Depression
Take My Life
Seeking Medical Help
Psychotherapy and Depression

CAREGIVERS, FRIENDS AND STRANGERS
Caregiving
Family, Friends—and Frenemies
Caring for Others

A GOOD ENDING
Hard Truths
Looking Ahead

Author: Mak Kean Loong

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