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DEPRESSION: True Stories
"Provides compelling first person accounts of the suffering associated with this life threatening illness (called) depression. At the same time, it inspires hope about the power of treatment. It is certain to educate adolescents, young adults, parents, other caregivers, and health care professionals about a serious illness that can and should be treated."
Paula K. Rauch, M.D. Director, Child Psychiatry Consultation Service to Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Untreated depression is the leading cause of suicide. Three young adults, including professional basketball player Chamique Holdsclaw, describe living with depression, their thoughts of suicide, and their recovery. They tell how early diagnosis and treatment can transform and save lives.
*Includes downloadable Discussion Guide
*Recommended for grades 6 through college, parents, and other caregivers.