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Dublin journalist Karina Colgan was rescued from the apartment she had barricaded herself into by her estranged husband Gerry and son Karl, who feared for her life. Karina – like one in four people in Ireland – found herself unexpectedly fighting depression and for a long time did not know how to win the battle. Here she writes openly and honestly about the family home burning down; the failure of her business; the discovery that her deceased baby son Glen’s organs had been retained without her permission; and the breakdown of her 22-year relationship, all combined to send her to the deep, dark pits of chronic depression, culminating in a serious car crash which she was lucky to survive. Karina goes on to tell the stories of suffers from depression, and separates the myths from the facts. The book also includes practical advice from professionals for sufferers and their families on how best they can recognise and cope with this debilitating illness.
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