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Reading a book about depression might sound, well, a little dark. But if you're struggling, it can actually help you feel less alone by showing you that other people have had similar experiences, even though it might feel like you're the only one in the world who's hurting—a symptom of depression called "social isolation," says Elizabeth Cohen, PhD, a clinical psychologist in New York City.
"It can also show the reader, who might be feeling like there's no light at the end of the tunnel or even considering suicide, that people—even famous people—have lived with depression and made it through," she says.
Just because the topic might be stereotypically more grim than others doesn't mean that every read is intense, though. From laugh-out-loud funny memoirs to tear-jerking fiction, with a few more practical picks that focus on how to come out the other side, these 32 books about depression will help you better understand this mental illness:
meister: What would happen in America if enough people decided they were not going to pay 2019 taxes by April 2020 in protest of WH leading the way in flouting long established laws and protocols? It appears that between the executive branch and Senate, the rule of law in America is being held hostage and all that matters is running out the clock with legal manoeuvres in order to secure four more years. If those two entities aren't enough, our elections remain vulnerable to Russian interference because the voice of the people is not respected enough to matter. If Trump loses in 2020, he will create so much chaos about voter fraud that the SCOTUS will be forced to leave the only accepted result in place ... the 2016 result. Trump has imposed a stranglehold on power and influence in America. He will expect to die in office rather than face the consequences of anything revealed by a different administration. Scary times, but Trump supporters don't see the writing on the wall ... much as happened in Germany. History taught us nothing.