DEPRESSION & Suicide
(2008) both by Matthew & Ainslie Johnstone. Gentle and moving animated explanations of depression.
(2013) by Andrew Soloman. Compelling account of the lived experience of depression. Suggests 'our needs are our greatest assets.'
(2019) by Angela Samata. Moving documentary about how people cope after someone they love commits suicide.
(2010) song by the Fray. Steps to suicide prevention. 'Step one, you say we need to talk. He walks, you say sit down, it's just a talk. He smiles politely back at you You stare politely right on through.'
Reasons to stay alive
(2021) by Matt Haig. Visceral and immersive audio account of living with mental illness. CLICK HERE
(2020) by Andrew Perry. I am part of the problem of the stigma around mental health. I haven't written about my experience of depression before but have worked in mental health for twenty years.
(2020) by Christopher De Bellaigue. Beautiful diary about coming to terms with a parents suicide.
(2020) by the British Psychological society. Comprehensive psychological perspective on why adults experience depression and what can help
(2020) by the Consumer association (Which). Clear, brief, guide to seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and the efficacy of lamps to help.
(2012) book by Sue Townsend. Charming and playful story of how we can deal with the challenge of living. Free great review.