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Title:
Silent souls weeping : depression-sharing stories, finding hope
ISBN:
9781629725253
Physical Description:
223 pages ; 24 cm
Contents:
Depression in the first person : my story -- "Oh God, where art Thou?" -- The storm cloud of stigma -- Toxic perfectionism -- Kidnapped souls : young people and depression -- Called to serve, called to struggle : missionaries and depression -- Not just the baby blues : postpartum depression -- "Agitated horror and relentless despair" : suicidal depression -- "I just want to help" : for families and friends -- The lower lights : a stewardship of help and hope -- "The most powerful medicine on earth".
Abstract:
Through the power of story, nationally recognized journalist Jane Clayson Johnson shines a light on the desperate, dark, and lonely reality faced by those who struggle with clinical depression. At once hopeful and heart-wrenching, Silent Souls Weeping examines the stigma and isolation associated with depression, as well as the dangers of perfectionistic tendencies and suicidal ideation. Beginning with an open and frank exploration of her own experience with clinical depression, the author goes on to share stories gathered from interviews with more than 150 men, women, and teens all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have suffered from depression. Within these stories is a plea to change the dialogue surrounding depression, particularly among Latter-day Saints, who face unique struggles as they try to fit a disease manifest through sorrow into a religion centered on a "plan of happiness." "The worst part of depression," writes the author "is the profound isolation it engenders, not just from the Spirit but from family, friends, and community." Sharing our stories is the first step toward ending that isolation. This important book opens the door for a new level of honesty and helpfulness, both for those who suffer from depression and for their family members, friends, and Church leaders. --Amazon

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