Everyone struggles with disappointment or discouragement in life at some point in time. But what do you do when it morphs into depression that is arresting and debilitating, perhaps to the point of wanting to take your own life? Author, speaker, song-writer and professional vocalist Tim Kaufman shares his story of how a person who battles depression can find answers to (1) why a person has depression to begin with and (2) how to manage and, for most, to overcome, at least to the point of being “happy enough.” After giving a general overview of depression…the “what, why, and who” of depression, Tim takes the risk of self-exposure and transparency to tell a story he describes as “embarrassing but necessary” if others are going to be helped, especially in the church. Free of typical “church-isms” of over simplified quick fixes, the book takes an honest look at what depression is like but is also very practical regarding concrete steps to take such as how to find the right counselor, “Who do I battle besides myself?”, and the always controversial subject of anti-depression medication. The important aspect of community is discussed with practical suggestions on where to find like-minded people who are going through similar experiences. Join Tim as he leads you on a journey, exploring family of origin issues, self-sabotage, facing personal failure, disappointment with God, and the long road back to emotional health. This book is for someone, or knows someone, who wants to hope again.
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