Recently Christopher Scott Downing documented his failed attempt to overcome depression without doctors, therapists, or medication. The result is a Mr. Fix-it caper gone absurdly wrong. It's hilarious at times, deeply personal, and ultimately eye-opening. Finally, it's a wake-up call to men -and their loved ones- who misunderstand depression or are commonly resistant to talking about it.
"The book is exceptionally well-crafted and compelling." (onlinebookclub.com)
Written in a strong, concise style directed toward other men, this memoir is beginning new discussions about major depressive disorder by exploring these questions:
What do men experience under depression?
How does depression manifest in men uniquely?
Why do many men refuse help with this treatable disease?
Veteran psychologist Steven J. Hanley, PhD, provides the wonderful, thought-provoking foreword.
Part of the proceeds go to The Second Wind Fund, a charity dedicated to decreasing the incidence of suicide in youth by removing the financial and social barriers to treatment (thesecondwindfund.org).
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