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When Darkness Seems My Closest Friend

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This is not an easy or comfortable book, because it's not dealing with an easy or comfortable topic, but the subject is dealt with clearly, sensitively and in a way that kept me reading, despite the fact that I rarely read non-fiction. I was interested in this book because a close friend is suffering from depression, and I hoped to gain a bit more understanding of what they are going through. While I realise (and the book emphasises) that each individual's experience is different, and no one can really understand what another is dealing with (especially if one has never suffered from depression oneself), I found the book not only highly readable but helpful in dealing with others suffering mental health issues.

A range of topics are covered, relating to causes, effects, ways to help, and strategies for both a depressed person and those around them. The book is obviously written from a Christian viewpoint, and honestly looks at reasons why it can be hard to maintain one's faith while depressed, and things one can do to help keep that faith alive at the very time when it can be most needed. While this book may not help everyone, I would still recommend it to all who are in contact with anyone suffering from depression, and to sufferers as well.

Note that I received a free copy of the book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and this is my considered opinion of the book.
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The author tells his personal story about his fight with depression. It will explain to people who have lived with depression how it feels and if you have depression it will help you know you are not alone in your battle. Thank you #NETGALLEY for a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.
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