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Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Depression in the First Person

by Anna Mehler Paperny Author

After a suicide attempt in her early 20s, journalist Anna Paperny decides to put her reportorial skills to work on her own depression. Through in-depth research on the experience and treatment of depression in the modern world, Paperny discovers just how little is still known about this often debilitating illness. With chapters on diagnosis, treatment, stigma, pharmaceuticals, recovering from a failed suicide attempt and more, the author lays bare one of the most brutal and private moments of her life in the hope that it can help others who may have had similar experiences come to terms with their own depression. An important book for folks who know someone struggling with depression and want to provide better support for them, or for anyone hoping to gain a better understanding of what the illness involves.