“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.”
― Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral’s Kiss
I received an advanced readers copy of The Hilarious World of Depression (click the link to view the podcast), and it’s one of those books that you didn’t know you needed in your life. Whether you suffer from depression, or not, this book is for you.
I suffered from panic attacks a lot as a kid, and sometimes I have my run-ins, now as an adult, which is why this book hits home for me. In this book, we discuss, we laugh, and we get an inside look at what’s it like to live with depression, anxiety, or any form of mental illness.
“Trauma occurs when something happens that’s too horrible for your brain to deal with, so you just store it away. Over time, the horrible thing, which is still there, starts coming out in a variety of ugly ways, causing mental problems that you don’t even associate with the trauma because it happened so long ago.” ― John Moe, The Hilarious World of Depression
This quote hit home for me. I suffer from things that have happened in my childhood, which still affects me to this day. I have tried to talk about it on my blog, my IG page, but I can’t be that open. This book brings hope that there is a safe space out there, others get it, and they understand.
This book also touches on suicide, the author’s brother. The author talks about his brother’s experiences and how he dealt with his death. He speaks on some of the issues his listeners, of his podcast, go through. This book is straight-forward, real, raw, but there’s humor thrown in to lighten the mood for those who don’t know what it’s like to live with such a struggle.
“I want to share all this in one place because if we talk, things get better, and more people we love might stick around so we can love them more.”― John Moe, The Hilarious World of Depression
I highly recommend you read this book. You won’t regret it.