Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group
Publication Date: June 30, 2017
Binding: Kobo eBook
In this emotional memoir, Brent Blonigan recounts his lifelong battle with depression. Through self-reflection and personal anecdotes, he examines the impact his family, culture, religion, and society have had on his life. He is bold, honest, and forthcoming as he presents his experiences and evaluates their impact on who he is today. There Are No Silver Bullets: My Family, My Depression sheds light on one man’s depression, along with his experience of the medical system’s shortcomings in diagnosing and treating it. Reflective questions at the end of each chapter offer self-examination as a tool readers can use to consider the internal and external influences that may have contributed to their own emotional reality. Blonigan provides sympathy and support for those fighting the demons of depression, abuse, and adjustment disorders, along with coping strategies that he has found helpful—even lifesaving—over the years.