The author does a wonderful job in describing what goes on in the mind of the depressed woman and really touches on the seriousness of this illness.
I've talked about my anxiety issues before here and this story allowed me to see that even the most difficult struggles can be overcome.
It's funny how our minds work and how depression can just creep up on you without even a reason why. In southern Italy there is still an ignorance about depression and that it is not a serious illness. Psychiatrists and psychologists are not necessary and strong people are never supposed to get depressed... This mentality really bothers me. The younger generation is improving but most elders still think this way.
I think that if someone is depressed they need to get help from a professional but I also think that an effort needs to be made to push the negative thoughts away by forcing yourself to think positively and find activities to keep busy. I think strength and faith is also necessary to pull yourself through the worst situations.
In this book the main character really puts in everything she has to overcome this ugly monster that was inside of her... and in the end with some help she was able to.
Today I ask you to please pray for my sister Cathy who was admitted to the hospital this morning. I won't go into detail but please keep her in your prayers if you can. My family and I would be most grateful.
Thank you and I wish you all a great weekend.