Reasons to Stay Alive
ISBN: 1799983242
EAN13: 9781799983248
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 21, 2016
Pages: 0
Format: Compact Disc
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Like nearly one in five people, Matt Haig suffers from depression. Reasons to Stay Alive is his inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day by day, he overcame the disease with the help of reading, writing, and the love of his parents and his girlfriend (now wife), Andrea. And eventually, he learned to appreciate life all the more for it. Everyone's lives are touched by mental illness; if we do not suffer from it ourselves, then we have a friend or loved one who does. Haig's frankness about his experiences is both inspiring to those who feel daunted by depression and illuminating to those who are mystified by it. Above all, his humor and encouragement never let us lose sight of hope. Speaking as his present self to his former self in the depths of depression, Haig is adamant that the oldest clich is the truest-there is light at the end of the tunnel. He teaches us to celebrate the small joys and moments of peace that life brings, and reminds us that there are always reasons to stay alive.

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   I sent this to a friend (after seeing recommendations in ...
I hope this helps a friend who is going through depression. It was helpful to me to understand how to deal with a friend going through depression and what he or she may be experiencing, Dr. Goin said. A friend who received the book said it was very helpful.
   Heartbreakingly relatable
The best and worst thing about Matt's book is that - as a survivor of multiple suicide attempts and severe, crippling depression - it all feels too real. That helps, because it means that maybe one day the successes will be replicated, too.
   His Wonderful girlfriend Andrea who was always by his side his ...
Matt Haig has written a raw honest book about his depression the way it manifests itself the pain his girlfriend Andrea was always by his side.
   The best book I ever read on depression and causes for suicide.
Great minds come together in one place, Raymond said. Very useful to keep things in perspective, he said. Loved it!
   I don’t understand the hype AT ALL. Very lame book.
Very repetitive and irritating to read. This should have been a blog, Mr. Rule told us. It's just not worth the money or the materials used to print it. Not all helpful for someone suffering from depression and doesn't really explain how it feels.
   Great book👍
Easy to read, Michael Connelly writes. Very helpful to know that a lot of people do experience depression in their life, even more helpful to read about ways they overcame that depression.
   Life changing
I have battled depression for 4 years and couldn't find anything like this. I felt so understood by this book, Levine said.
   Is Matt Haig in my head
Since my suicide attempt, I have been reading a lot. The book broke it all down, and I actually talked to P.R. Hubbard. And it had the words to explain things that I didn't have the words to say. In a generous gesture of compassion, McCartney writes: "I cried through the book. The whole thing is a total travesty, fumed Robert Yeates, assistant professor at the University of California-Berkeley. It brought me comfort, too, because I know God created the universe. And when I can get out of bed, I will run. Thanks so much for your kind words, Matt. Next I'll be reading a book by Graham Greene.
   Incredible& HeartFelt
I couldn't be more appreciative to have stumbled upon this here, and I hope you sell A trillion copies because you deserve it! We thank you for your prayers and good wishes. Taylor Swift is touring Europe with the band Love From Me, which she met at a nightclub in London.
   About Depression by a Victim
The English star has battled depression and chronic pain. And if that wasn't enough, there are millions of others on this planet. But Haig combines a bit of wit and humor as he describes his own experience of being “mercifully” treated by his very patient girlfriend, whom he calls “the most beautiful woman I ever met.” In "Caveman," Haig not only describes some quite personal anecdotes about his own time in the pits but also presents a long list of heroes or celebrities who have experienced the same--some accompanied by suicide and others by tough, teeth-clenching survival. A depressed victim, I thought the book was okay but it did not grab me by either its stark honesty, its humor or it's cleverness. Even though he has a very good reputation, Haig is a likable guy.