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 cliché 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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Wonderful entry to those just starting to struggle with anxiety and depression
don't waste your money
Listening to a different book
Made me extremely anxious I could not even finish the book
I really cannot believe I spent almost 20$ on this. I am extremely disappointed. I couldn't even finish listening to it. The first half of the book he talks about what hes going through, and most of us listening is or has gone through, but to the point it was making me anxious just listening to it. Then we get on Abe Lincoln has had issues so has Winston Churchill, etc.. I can just google that. I was looking for more insight, more help getting through the dark times and more ways to cope.