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‘My Life With Depression’
Robert A. Butler was born and still lives on the West Side of Chicago. He’s a noted speaker and prolific writer, courageously chronicling his own life story of managing deep depression.
In ‘My Life, My Story, My Depression’, Mr. Butler takes the reader on a raw and eye-opening ride of what it’s like to live with and survive with depression.
Make no mistake, this book is about survival of mental illness.
“All too often we have heard reports of mass shootings at shopping malls, restaurants and even school massacres perpetrated by someone suffering from mental illness. Before we pass judgment on anyone suffering from mental illness, allow me to introduce you to the first-hand effects of mental illness.”
According to the National Institute for Mental Health, there are several forms of depressive disorders.
Major depression,—severe symptoms that interfere with your ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy life. An episode can occur only once in a person’s lifetime, but more often, a person has several episodes.
Persistent depressive disorder—depressed mood that lasts for at least 2 years. A person diagnosed with persistent depressive disorder may have episodes of major depression along with periods of less severe symptoms, but symptoms must last for 2 years.
Before we pass judgment allow Robert Butler to introduce you to the first-hand effects and capacity of mental illness. Hopefully, it will allow you to identify genuine mental illness and possibly prevent the next massacre.
You can contact Robert Butler through his Facebook page.