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Initial post: 12 Aug 2014 09:04:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Aug 2014 09:19:48 BDT
Last night I came home to see the heartbreaking news about one of the funniest and most wonderful people who ever lived. Oh Captain my Captain! Robin Williams seized the day and made his life extraordinary, bringing laughter to all around him. But he suffered acute depression most of his life. Comedian Jason Manford had this to say:

"If you feel alone and down, anxious and low. If you feel deep sadness but can't find a root cause. If people tell you to 'snap out of it' or 'things can only get better' or 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger', know that it's simply not always true. Sometimes it does kill you.
Please seek help. No one will think you're being melodramatic, I swear. No one will think you're silly or wasting people's time. No one will say 'what? But you're always so happy, maybe you're just having a bad day'. For some people, every day is a bad day and they get through it, but sometimes they stop getting through it.
If depression can (allegedly) kill Robin Williams, one of the world's greatest funny men, well it can get any of us at any time. If the Genie from Aladdin can suffer and the DJ in Good Morning Vietnam can be affected by it, then so can you, or your child or friend or work colleague.
I always remind myself of the quote from Watchmen:
"Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor... I am Pagliacci."
Please. Ask for help. If you have no one or if you don't want to to tell them yet, then ring Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 for someone to talk to, or talk to your GP.
The world needs you even if you don't think it does. I promise, we need you here, now."

Don't suffer in silence. Tell somebody.

"I have a black dog, his name is Depression"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc

There are some free books which may be helpful

8 Reasons Your Life Matters
"If I were to disappear, would anybody notice?" Each of us has asked that question in dark, honest moments. John Herrick combines personal struggles with biblical insight. Injecting eight chapters with humor, memoir moments, and a postmodern perspective on life, Herrick shares eight reasons your life matters:
Your Life is More Permanent than Your Struggles
God Sees You Differently than You See Yourself
You Have a Destiny
You are Remembered, not Forgotten
You Were Someone's First Pick
Your Absence Would Leave a Permanent Hole
People Need to See You Overcome
You are Loved and Valued

Stress Relief: 30 Simple Habits for Reducing Stress: An easier way to relieve tension, clarify your priorities and enjoy a better life (Armin Bergmann's 30 Simple Habits Book 2)
Throughout the course of your daily schedule, it is highly likely that there are multiple sources of stress that you may encounter. Your primary sources of stress might be encountered at home, at work, at school or they may be the direct result of some of the people you interact with in your daily life. All of us try to relieve stress to one degree or another, but many of the most commonly utilized sources of stress relief can become rather unhealthy and ironically often result in an increase in overall stress. In this concise book, we will look at more effective ways to relieve stress and tension in a healthy manner. My hope is that this collection of 30 simple habits for reducing stress will be a helpful and encouraging source of information for you as you navigate the pressures of daily life.

Turning Stress into Success: Understanding, Managing, and Overcoming Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Panic Disorder
You'll come to understand what anxiety, panic, worry, stress, and fear mean in your life and how to address each. You'll learn different mental and physical strategies that can alleviate stress and bring your mind back to focus. You'll also look at the different schools of psychology and how to choose a psychologist or therapist that can help you on your journey to become anxiety-free. And lastly, you'll learn about how nutrition and physical health can turn your body and your mind around.

Relaxation and meditation techniques can reduce your blood pressure and stress levels
Mindfulness & Meditation: Mastering Meditation & Mindfulness, your Guide for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul.
This book gives explanations and methods to clear your mind and live for today. It shows great ways to eliminate stress but most of all, how to deal effectively with the past.

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 09:51:58 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Aug 2014 09:57:24 BDT
Stopping Napoleon: War and Intrigue in the Mediterranean
After his defeat by Nelson at Trafalgar, Napoleon knew he could never invade England. Many thought he would try to take over the vast, crumbling Ottoman Empire, return to Egypt and even march on India. So the British concentrated on the Mediterranean: for a decade it became the scene of dangers - real or imagined - and of battles - both on land and at sea. All was dictated by a fierce determination to stop Napoleon. There were triumphs and disasters in remote and exotic places, and a Trafalgar in miniature was fought between frigate squadrons in the Adriatic. The Peninsular War might well have been fought in another peninsula: Italy. Bizarre rulers had to be flattered, or fought: the Bourbons in Palmero and Napoleon's dashing brother-in-law, Marshal Murat, King of Naples. The successors to Nelson and predecessors of Wellington fought there, amongst them Lord Collingwood, Sir Sidney Smith and Sir John Moore. Napoleon himself materialised at his most magnificent in Venice and in humiliating exile on Elba. Of course, Napoleon himself did not see it like that, and the outcome was startling for all.

Plague - A Medical Thriller (The Plague Trilogy Book 1)
A lethal pathogen appears on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Dr. Samantha Bower of the Centers for Disease Control is handed the case and assigned to investigate its containment and origins.

Free again
The Art of Becoming Homeless (The Greek Village Book 5)
Michelle becomes disenchanted with life as a high-flying lawyer in London, so when her firm decides to send her to Athens to handle a case she jumps at the opportunity. Before work begins on Monday Michelle decides to squeeze in a sun-filled weekend on an island but a chance encounter on the boat across and a tragic accident throw her plans into disarray and threaten to change the entire course of her life.

Aristotle's Fix: Why Letting Go Of The Past Is B.S. And The Hidden Adult "Failure To Thrive" We're Addicted To (The Man In The Mirror Book 1)
It's time to enjoy success and happiness! Discover the hidden adult "failure to thrive" in an amazing plain-English no frills approach. Solutions and straight forward insight into the body being a reflection of the mind (stress causing cancer, depression, anxiety) and more importantly a never before documented unique approach to alleviate this called "indentation."

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 10:07:39 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Aug 2014 10:26:26 BDT
My son and I are going to take the mac into the apple shop today for a makeover - Free Snow Leopard (finally) so we can upgrade to Maverick. Now all I need is 4g of RAM. Take care x
Master the Art of Photographic Composition: How to Create Truly Artistic Photographs in 30 Simple Steps
Techniques include: - How to frame your shots for artistic effect - Using geometric shapes to create an underlying design - How different types of line strengthen your composition - Separating the subject from the background - The power of negative space - Pattern and rhythm as design elements in a photograph - Silhouettes and shadows - How to create a sense of scale - Action and motion blur - The importance of picture depth - Making the most of available light - How to tell a story in a single image - The use of visual metaphor - Breaking the rules for expressive effect - Engaging the imagination - And more!

A Thirty-Something Girl
Life has been anything but kind, and everything that can go wrong has. At an age when life should be coming together, and questions should start to be answered, Hope finds herself feeling very alone and terribly confused. As her life spirals out of control, she realizes she needs help. And she needs it quickly. With the love and support of some dear friends, Hope slowly begins to find her true self, and along the way, she meets someone. Someone who makes her feel like living to see another day might just be worth it. But with happiness, comes pain. Pain from a past that simply won't be forgotten. Walking a dangerously fine line between joy and utter despair, Hope wonders if happy endings really do exist.

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 14:18:52 BDT
Pinstripes

Marsh Heirs - A Black Comedy

REQUISITION FOR: A THIEF ~ Book 1 ~: A Diamond for the Taking

O'Henry (a Josh Ingram novel Book 1)

Dead Upon Dead (A Shaun Riker Investigation) (Dimestorenovels#001)

Mental Reset

Silver

Lethal Force

Tidewater: A Novel of Pocahontas and the Jamestown Colony

Fear The Living: A No Sin Mystery (No Sin Mysteries Book 3)

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 14:23:30 BDT
Monkeyshine

Blood Price (Dark Places Of The Earth Book 2)

Deep Fried and Pickled (The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles Book 1)

Kings & Pawns

Adam's Apple

Codename: Moneyman (Codename File Book 1)

Silent as the Grave

Murder Deja Vu

Borderliners

The Manhattan Deception

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 14:24:39 BDT
Nothing Done in Secret (Alexander Moffat Mysteries Book 1)

The Dangerous Art of Inviting Happiness

The Red Road

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 16:00:43 BDT
Debra R says:
Hello everyone
Here's a classic collection for anyone interested in Poe
C. Auguste Dupin Collection (The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget and The Purloined Letter. Includes original illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley and Harry Clarke)

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 16:36:06 BDT
Little Egret says:
A Freebie (4 days) in a series from a author I follow

Comet Fall (Wine of the Gods Book 6) by Pam Uphoff

Book Six in the Wine of the Gods Universe

A thousand years ago the gods said a comet had fallen. Nearly everyone had died.

Now a small one is going to hit in six months . . . and a planet killer in eight years.

The young witches and wizards of Ash have a lot to learn, and a lot of growing up to do.Rustle Neverdaut is going to be a powerful witch, if she survives bullies, high society, rapists and her own greatgrandmother.

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 19:33:18 BDT
Puzzler says:
Crow Boy

Set in Mary King's Close, an exciting historical adventure featuring a young boy - Tom Afflick who finds himself transported from Edinburgh in 2012 and apprenticed to a plague doctor in Edinburgh in 1645. Young Tom Afflick has never felt so alone. His parents have split up and his mother has relocated him, hundreds of miles away from his home in Manchester to the unfamiliar city of Edinburgh. At his new school, Tom is simply known as 'The Manc' - a blow-in, an outsider. On a routine school trip to the historic site of Mary King's Close, Tom follows the ghostly figure of a young girl - only to find himself transported back in time to 1645, the year of the Edinburgh plague. Apprenticed against his will to a violent plague doctor, Tom needs to use all of his modern-day skills in order to survive, while he desperately searches for a way back to his own time. This children's historical novel is a departure for Philip Caveney - acclaimed author of the Sebastian Darke thrillers for children and the Alec Devlin mysteries - and is sure to be a hit with them.

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 20:47:33 BDT
Little Egret says:
Blood and Honour: A SAS Thriller by Charles Whiting

But SAS Lieutenant Peter O'Sullivan is on their trail, and he is convinced that the kidnappers are the very same men responsible for the disappearance of his uncle in the Gulf...

With nearly 300 books under his belt, Charles Whiting was one of the most prolific writers of his time. His best-known books were published under the name Leo Kessler

Pinstripes by Faith Bleasdale

Our reluctant heroines must confront their pasts and face the fact that they might actually like each other.

But as they conspire against the people who ruined their careers, can they still snare the City men they have their eyes on - this time for romantic reasons?

No pinstriped evil-doer is safe from the avenging angels in Faith Bleasdale's funny, touching second novel: a tale of unlikely friendship, romance and ruthless revenge in the City.

Silver by Graham Masterton

The guilt of betraying a devoted woman, and the guilt of being a thousand times richer than he ever deserved...

'Silver' is a masterful historical epic that combines meticulous research with brilliant story-telling.

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 22:30:32 BDT
Debra R says:
You Want Breakfast Now? A Mongol Rally Team Experience - is the story of 3 young men from a tiny island in the Isles of Scilly who undertook this challenge in 2010. Despite living on a 2 square mile island, and 2/3rds of the team not having driving licenses, The Islanders obtained a place on the rally and undertook what is possibly the greatest challenge on Earth.

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 23:41:48 BDT
Little Egret says:
Stopping Napoleon: War and Intrigue in the Mediterranean is by Tom Pocock

" ... has restored this neglected campaign to its true importance in this lively and important book"
John Crossland, Sunday Times

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 23:42:32 BDT
Little Egret says:
Free again

Moving Mountains: A Logistical Examination of Hannibal's Crossing of the Alps by Charles R. King

Posted on 13 Aug 2014 00:15:19 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Aug 2014 00:15:37 BDT
Little Egret says:
Black Sunlight by Tom Davies

a powerful love story and an unforgettable portrait of a community in triumph and despair, riotous laughter and unbearable grief. Not since How Green Was My Valley has a writer brought South Wales and its people so brilliantly and movingly to life.

`Black Sunlight constantly surprises, constantly rewards.'
Daily Telegraph

`Tough but tender, sometimes coarse but always compassionate... heart stirring and unforgettable.'
She

`Not for the church bookstalls, this book contains bad language of every kind together with many joyously uninhibited sexual encounters. But Wales has produced, in Tom Davies, a wonderfully passionate writer whose novels are gripping and red-blooded.'
Radio Four
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