I've an old friend by the name of Noch Noch, whose blog is geared towards helping individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety to find themselves and self awareness – she started on writing a book in 2013 to help people with depression (as well as those without depression), to bridge the communication gap.
The book is available for free download, and I'd love to ask your help to share it with your friends and family who may or may not suffer from depression, and I pray that it'd bridge the gap in increasing awareness, understanding and communication.
A short write up from her download page:
From writing my blog, and especially from the 1000+ comments to the post, “10 things not to say to a depressed person”, I realized that there was a marked misunderstanding between the depressed and those who are not. Perhaps it was someone who wanted to help but did not know how, or depressed persons who could not communicate their lethargies to others. A rift ensued, fuelling anger, frustration, and even hatred and despite. Having been on both sides, I decided to write about this, in the aim of elucidating my perspectives on how we could communicate with empathy and help those who needed it.
Even if I would not win the Pulitzer prize, but if this Ebook could help just one person out there, somewhere, then my wish is fulfilled — to raise awareness of depression and to help, in my own little way. Feel free to read online, download, and forward to anyone you think could benefit from this. No subscriptions, no emails, no obligations — I only ask that this be shared as widely as possible to help raise awareness towards mental and emotional well-being.