This book talks about one of the mental health illnesses and leading causes of death in the United States. Over 43,000 Americans die from suicide every year. Some people who are depressed, some people think of suicide, and some people attempt suicide. Depression and suicide are not limited to a particular race or age. Children, adolescents, young adults, mid-lifers, boys, girls all get affected because no one is immune. This book brings a fresh approach to tackling the challenge of depression and suicide in society.
This book is divided into two parts. The first part, chapters one to five, focuses on depression and suicide.
Chapter one talks about depression. It gives a basic introduction, identifying the symptoms of depression, knowing the causes of depression and the types of depression that exist.
Chapter two talks about why people choose suicide, the causes of suicide and the different views of people and how they think of suicide.
Chapter three looks into the way out. It talks about how people can help those who are depressed or suicidal, the myths about suicide and what everyone who is suicidal should know.
Chapter four looks into the medical view on depression and suicide. It looks at the types of treatment available, antidepressants medication and the research carried out on it, and therapy.
Chapter five is a detailed description of the author’s view of depression and suicide. It looks into the many perspectives of the causes of depression, imagination, the truth, mistakes people make, the spiritualists angle to suicide versus the author’s view and a fresh approach into suicide.
The second part of this book, chapters six to eight, focuses on the mind.
Chapter six talks about the power of imagination. It looks into how to make your imagination work for you, the power of positive and negative thinking and the dos and don’ts of your imagination.
Chapter seven talks about journaling to help the mind. It talks about effective journaling, how journaling can be used to relieve depression, benefits of journaling, using journaling to answer some specific questions, describing your experiences through journaling and when to write.
Chapter eight talks about gratitude. It talks about the lessons learned from gratitude and how gratitude can lighten depression.
In Chapter nine, the writer gives his conclusion.