Shades of Blue: Writers on Depression, Suicide & Feeling Blue

Often, those who have never experienced depression believe it is a fleeting thing, one with no power to destroy the natural flow of a person’s life. They are wrong. In Shades of Blue: Writers on Depression, Suicide, and Feeling Blue, editor Amy Ferris has gathered stories of depression in a book that illustrates the emotional, psychological, social, and even physiological tolls depression can take. The book aims to normalize the experience of depression and suicidal thinking and enlighten the reader about the day-to-day experiences of what often feels like a deep, dark pit. Ferris begins by recounting her own experiences with depressed mood, feelings of anhedonia, lack of motivation, and suicidal ideation. “I was young, much younger and so sad,” she writes. “I was miserable and unhappy and felt all alone in the world. I felt like nobody knew what it was like, this damp darkness. Everything was pitch black. It was dark and lonely, and the best way I can describe how I felt at that time in my life was like being in the middle of a forest, and it’s eerily dark, and you don’t know which way to turn so you take baby steps. Teeny steps because you don’t know where you are, and you can’t see anything, and you don’t know how to find your way out, and reach out for something to touch, but it’s not there.” According to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, depression affects...
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