Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Reverse Depression During the Holiday Season

Dear Readers:
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way..... Wait! Not all is merry and bright during the holidays. Some of us are flat out depressed with what is going on in our lives. And, if you are depressed, somehow during this time of year you seem more depressed. I know for me I am feeling a little blue -- my mother is being moved to hospice care today. Her cancer has spread throughout her body and there is nothing else the doctors can do for her except manage her pain. Yesterday, the doctors told us that she has weeks to live and that we might want to move Christmas up if we want to spend it with her. Wow! Now, that's depressing.
My mother is my bestfriend and this is the first Christmas she will not be able to come to my house. So, I'm taking a tree to her.
Don't get all gloom and doom on me. I am at peace with my mother and so is she. Somehow God has managed to put the right people in my life and the right authors in my life to help me through this. Today's author, Mickey Bell, is one of those. His book, "Reverse the Course of Depression" arrived across my desk just in time. I can highly recommend this book to my readers.
Whether an adult or teenager, man or woman, having to deal with depression is impossible to manage on your own. When you think about what comes with the illness, low self-esteem, anxiety and stress... most of the time it can become impossible to manage on your own. And why should you? “Reverse The Course of Depression” is a self-help book which teaches us that setting small, reachable goals is definitely the right choice when it comes to providing the necessary guidance you need to deal with the affects of depression.
What makes this book stand out, you might ask? The concept of self-help is taken a step further, by first helping uncover the real reasons for depression and reaching out individually to each and every one of its readers. Secondly, it proposes a step-by-step approach on living the daily life and dealing with your emotions as they emerge. Feelings of shame, the need for crying or dark thoughts are tackled in a practical and easy to understand manner, with real results and visible improvements. This book is great to have at your side when you start feeling those anxious moments come upon on.
“The Self Help Guide to Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression and Living Daily with a Sound Mind” can be a thoughtful gift for a loved one in need for themselves or for a parent who is currently dealing with a child or teenager battling depression.
Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
I am a standup comedian from Birmingham, Alabama. I use laughter to help break the barrier so we can talk about the issue of depression that no one seems to want to talk about.
What inspired you to author this book?
After learning to live with my own depression, I wanted to encourage others on how they kick depression in the butt one laugh at a time.
Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
It's a picture of how I felt when I was in the pit of depression.
Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
Melissa Caudle - she has given me insight and motivation to raise my standards in my book.
What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
Learning the Do's and Don'ts in marketing.
Tell your readers about your book.
Each day you deal with depression, you deal with so many emotions. One day you just want to sit and cry while on other days you have to fight off the thoughts of wanting to take your own life. Each chapter of this book reflects the many emotions I felt in my darkest hour of the depression fight.

This is not just a book you read through but rather a handbook that is available to you to fight each day's emotion.
Who is your target audience, and why?
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for those 15-24 and the leading cause of death for those 34-54. I am want to reach anyone who feels the need to give up.
What do you consider your greatest success in life?
Being able to face the depression demon head-on and winning.
 What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
I don't shy away from the hard topics. I don't sugarcoat the steps you must take if you want to be happy while dealing with depression.