Released in the UK November 2020
Released in the US November 2020
Trade paperback | 160 Pages
9781527106178 • £6.99 $9.99
BISAC – YAN051060
Depression can be hard to understand and even harder to talk about. Yet statistics show that more young people than ever are struggling with depression, as well as anxiety disorders and other mental health issues.
So what exactly is depression? Why do some people struggle with it and not others? And where can we turn for help?
In this book, Rachel Lane begins to unpack some of these questions as she shares her own experience of teenage depression and points you to the God who wants to walk with you through it.
Rachel Lane is a pastor’s wife and busy mum who still spends as much time as possible reading! Previously a teacher of English literature, she loves books of all kinds but especially Christian biographies.
… full of wise counsel, practical help, and gospel truth, while also being easy to read and accessible for all teens, regardless of Christian faith. I pray that this book will help teens battling with mental health issues to open up and speak to someone.
Youth and Families Minister, Holy Cross Church, Hove
… deals delicately about the complexity and longevity of depression, weaving it through the complexity of her own story and the complexity of the Psalms – helping us walk with our Saviour through the various valleys we encounter. Just read it – it’s very real, very honest, very practical, very biblical, and very helpful.
Assistant Minister, Smithton Church, Inverness
The statistics say that many (or most) of our young people will experience at least some symptoms of depression. In this book those young people will find the gentleness, warmth and understanding that only comes from hard experience. They will also find Christ and the promise that he can be their good shepherd through the darkest places.
Director of Faith in Kids and formerly Children’s Worker, Dundonald Church, South West London
Personal, engaging and beautifully honest it explores the reality of what depression looks and feels like. This book gives hope to those who might be suffering both through what professionals may offer with medical help and psychological support, but also the hope that the God of the bible can give us, the God who not only understands our struggles but who helps us within them.
Dr Tracey Foy
GP and minister’s wife, East Sussex