9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Honest, moving and reasurring,
This review is from: Underneath the Lemon Tree: A Memoir of Depression and Recovery (Paperback)
This is a fantastic book and incredibly helpful. It's funny,moving and brave; full of honest insight.
I would imagine anyone with depression would benefit from reading this book (I read it in conjunction with Tim Cantopher's excellent 'Depressive illness:curse of the strong'. Both have helped me to have some hope, reassure me that I am not alone with my illness and that what I am experiencing is felt by many many others.
This book helps to challenge stereotypes and stigma, reminding us that telling others is the best way to help ourselves and help others.
It describes the true horror of depression, the sinking loneliness, the dark moments of despair, the relentless feelings of loss. Any yet it also tells us that people can and do recover from depression, and for that I am deeply thankful to Mark Rice Oxley.