Reasons to live

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Book Intro

I came to know about ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ as writer and author Shaheen Bhatt recommended it as a monthly read for The Shinyhappy Book Club a while ago. Shaheen has lived with depression for seventeen years. She has written the book, I’ve Never Been (Un)Happier, which is a recollection of her journey with the illness. Having already read that one, it made total sense, then to follow up with this book. Even though both of these books dealt with the same subject, both were different reading experiences and worth my time.

Book Details

Name – Reasons To Stay Alive
Author – Matt Haig
Language – English
Genre – Memoir, Autobiography, Self-Help
Book Publisher – Canongate Books
Originally Published – 5 March 2015

Why Should You Read Reasons To Stay Alive?

According to the WHO, globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. The social stigma associated with mental health disorders acts as a barrier to the effective treatment of the same. It is up to all of us to educate ourselves and help create a safe space for anyone struggling with their mental health. This book is for you if you are trying to get a hold of what mental illnesses might mean to those suffering from them.

Book Review of Reasons To Stay Alive

The grass may be green, the sky blue, and yet you can still feel miserable and find yourself trapped in a dark and desolate desert. In such hard times, when you’re waging a war within yourself- “To be calm becomes a kind of revolutionary act”-says Matt Haig.

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig is one of those books that you can finish in one sitting. It can lift you from a book slump for sure. The book is divided into five sections-Falling, Landing, Rising, Living, and Being. I dived in, expecting it to be an emotionally draining read, but I can assure you it’s anything but.

Coming from a true space of wisdom derived from his own experiences, Matt makes this an easy-pacy read. It is concise, covers every aspect of depression-the scientific, medical, personal, and so on. He gives an objective opinion on the matter and also lets us into his head.

About halfway into the book, you get to read the 10 reasons to stay alive but more than a memoir or self-help, this book is educative as well. It is a must-read for everyone in this day and age. So, go ahead, do not miss out on this amazing book.

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🛒 Where to find Reasons To Stay Alive?

Here is the amazon link for Reasons To Stay Alive, if you are interested in buying one.

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