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I Am So Proud Of My Brother 
2nd-Feb-2017 07:18 pm
Wanting a hug - Cap'n John
Some of you who have known me some time know that Nick caused me a major heartache about a year ago. Well over the last year he has actually admitted that he is suffering from depression. So much so that he is actually signed off work at present.

When I got home from work today I found this on my doormat. I have only read the intro, but it is well written, and even in that intro he has made me think about some of my views.

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Even in the very darkest moments of the deepest depressions, there will always be that glimmer of hope. In Living with Depression, Nick Weatherhogg shares some hope, some light, some techniques, and a little optimism in the midst of depression born not only from psychological training, but also from a personal battle for many years with his own black dog.

It took me a lot to admit to even minor depression, so I am hoping that this book or Kindle helped him, and me as I read it ... and any others that read it.
2nd-Feb-2017 07:54 pm (UTC)
This is so awesome.
2nd-Feb-2017 08:14 pm (UTC)
That's fantastic.

Edited at 2017-02-02 08:19 pm (UTC)
2nd-Feb-2017 09:27 pm (UTC)
Well done Nick.
2nd-Feb-2017 09:32 pm (UTC)
I hope he has also apologised for how much he upset you too.

Hopefully he is now getting the help he needs.
2nd-Feb-2017 10:06 pm (UTC)
I'm thrilled he at least shared this with you. It was a difficult time for both of you.

I have moments of depression, but try hard to remember it will pass. Being alone with my own thoughts will often take me down. I try to ignore the few things that will upset me, but it isn't always easy.

I'm sure you are very proud of Nick. Your Dad was an author as well,but I'm sure the subject matter was quite different. Seems your family has a great deal of talent for writing. I've always loved your stories.
3rd-Feb-2017 06:48 pm (UTC)
Did you know he was writing the book or was it a complete surprise? I hope that writing it has helped him.
3rd-Feb-2017 07:04 pm (UTC)
Well done, Nick! I hope that this really helps!
4th-Feb-2017 06:43 pm (UTC)
That's an amazing thing to have done! Well done Nick
4th-Feb-2017 06:43 pm (UTC)
That's an amazing thing to have done! Well done Nick
5th-Feb-2017 09:07 pm (UTC)
Good for Nick, both writing the book and recognizing (and treating) his depression.
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