January 19, 2010

Beyond Blue by Therese Borchard



This isn't something I talk about a lot. Not that I'm ashamed of it or anything but I like to concentrate on the positive and that's hard to do if all you're talking about is how you suffer from Major Depressive Disorder. Anyway, for the longest time I struggled with my feelings. I had no idea how I felt and therefore couldn't process my emotions. It took a break-down to make me realize that something was seriously wrong with me.

Books like BEYOND BLUE give me hope. Depression isn't something that you can just get over, it's something that you either learn how to manage or it manages you. Even after years of treatment, research and trying to figure myself out, I'm still learning something everyday. Reading about topics that hit close to home help to reassure me that I'm not the only one which is exactly what depression tells you. Learning from others' experiences is therapy in itself and I'm so glad that Therese cared enough to share her story with the world.

Book Information:
Beyond Blue by Therese Borchard
Center Street
9781599951560
1/6/2010
288 pages
$21.99/$26.99

Visit ThereseBorchard.com
And check out Therese Borchard's daily blog on Beliefnet.com and the HuffingtonPost.com
Follow Therese on Twitter.

Interview:

Date: January 21, 2010
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Author: Therese Borchard
Title: Beyond Blue
Publisher: Center Street

BlogTalkRadio/HBG Program:
Therese Borchard is the author of the hit daily blog “Beyond Blue” on Beliefnet.com, which is featured weekly on The Huffington Post and was voted by PsychCentral.com as one of the top 10 depression blogs, she also moderates the popular depression support group, Beyond Blue, on Beliefnet’s social networking site. Join us in this live interview as she provides insight into the grossly misunderstood world of depression. Frank, funny, and unfailingly clever, Borchard will surely take us beyond blue.

Call-in with your questions during show time to participate in the live interview @ (646) 378-0045

Listen-in or chat on the Center Street channel on BlogTalkRadio.

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59 comments:

mylastread said...

I feel very lucky, I never suffered from depression. I'm just very happy that I wake up everyday and I'm still living in this world:)))

This seems like a good book for those who needs help and support to get through depression. Great recommendation.

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Some people don't get the help they need when they suffer from things like this and it's a shame. It's such a wide spread thing and people are still scared to ask for or offer help. I guess it can be hard to know when some ones dealing with these things if you've never had to deal with them yourself.

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