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READ Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression 107 ´ A successful magazine editor and prize winning journalist Sally Brampton launched Elle magazine in the UK in 1985 But behind the successful glamorous career was a story that many of her friends and colleagues knew nothing about—her ongoing struggle with severe depression and alcoholisLling of how she was finally able to address the elephant in the room and of a culture that sends the overriding message that people who suffer from depression are somehow responsible for their own illness She offers readers a uniue perspective of depression from the inside that is at times wrenching but ultimately inspirational a. I distinctly remember reading about Sally Brampton's tragic suicide in the paper and being so moved by it that I felt compelled to buy the book One of the main messages in Shoot the damn dog is to find and develop coping mechanisms for depression as it is rare that depression simply goes away Ironically reading this book was a great escape for me and certainly took me away from my own negative thinking The I relate to someone's story the I am hooked There is so much honesty from the author here and it takes alot to wear your heart on your sleeve like that She was obviously in so much emotional and physical pain yet had the courage to face it head on and share her struggles with the world That took incredible guts and determinationSally uses rich and colourful language Viburnum flinging out it's cloying pink and white scent whilst at the same time conveying the harrowing effects of depressionI wrap my arms around myself to stop the painto stop the tears She loved gardening and nature and with good reason There are so many analogies and life lessons when it comes to gardening particularly when you are digging up the weeds Weeds in a garden are like the negative thoughts in one's head or a combination of all the rubbish in your life and unless you get to the root and dig them up they will always return That's what therapy is all about I suppose getting to the root of the problems And like a garden we need to look after ourselves on a daily basis whether it's eating right or socialising with friends reading a good book or exercising etc A garden can be aesthetically beautiful as long as you put the effort in to maintain it and similarly depression can be controlled as long as you use the coping strategies Tragically depression ultimately beat Sally but she gave the dog a damn good fight

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S it charts her own coming back to life Beyond her personal story Brampton offers practical advice to all those affected by this illness This book will resonate with any person whose life has been haunted by depression at the same time offering help and understanding to those whose loved ones suffer from this debilitating conditio. Wow This book was recommended to me on a Mental Health First Aid course and I could not recommend it highly for literally everyone Sally Brompton suffered from severe depression that was treatment resistant ie no drugs and she tried them all made any difference other than to make her worse With her skills as a very successful writer this is a brutally honest captivating description of her journey through depression With 1 in 4 UK adults suffering from some sort of depression in any one year and the amount of stigma still attached to the illness I think it is so important that people read this book It is educational I have learned so much about how to spot signs of depression in friends and loved ones inspiring if Sally can get through this including a number of suicide attempts then there is hope for everyone and has uite literally changed my life in the sense that I know feel much empowered to help those close to me including myself with any sort mental health issues Read it Now

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Shoot the Damn Dog A Memoir of DepressionA successful magazine editor and prize winning journalist Sally Brampton launched Elle magazine in the UK in 1985 But behind the successful glamorous career was a story that many of her friends and colleagues knew nothing about her ongoing struggle with severe depression and alcoholism Brampton's is a candid tremendously honest te. Deeply scary stuff My wife has depression and until I read this book I could not understand the illness at all Now I'm not making excuses for my wife but since reading this book I have a much better handle on why my wife is the way she is her mind state generally ler lack of motivation in almost all thingsI'd recommend this book for anyone who has a husband wife partner or loved one with depression I honestly think it will help you understand