My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Tina Zahn gives a great, honest account of her journey through childhood trauma and adult depression. As with many cases of postpartum depression, giving birth brought her underlying issues to the surface and to a crisis point. Her postpartum depression resulted in her suicide attempt (which was caught on tape by a state trooper's dash cam).
People who have never been depressed have a hard time understanding someone who is. Tina writes,
I know that people in depression must look lazy and selfish to others who are not, but take my word for it, sometimes it takes more courage for clinically depressed people to simply get up in the morning and put one foot in front of the other than it does for those whose brains are balanced to climb a mountain.
Tina had many understanding people around her, however, including a group of women from her MOPS group who met weekly to pray for her.
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THe more we talk about it, the more we fight ignorance. People just don't get it on their own.
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