A raw, real, and funny mental health memoir written by a depression sufferer who has overcome her illness
What would happen if a clinically depressed person embarked on a quest to not only overcome her condition, but discover the key to sustained happiness? Lana Penrose did just that. After going through a divorce and moving countries three times, Lana returned home to Australia and buckled like a soldier on a battlefield. The black dog bit, and it bit hard. Lana was diagnosed with major depression. Finding herself at a desperate crossroads, she took a sharp left and chose to fight for her happiness, star-rating her experiences along the way. This book covers what the journey of tackling depression is really like. Using herself as a human guinea pig, Lana tries almost every conceivable therapy: CBT, schema psychology, EMDR, acupuncture, meditation, medication, mindfulness, naturopathy, compassion, forgiveness, NLP, EFT, kinesiology, gratitude, visualization, and shamanism. If it was legal, Lana tried it, including pit-stopping for a fireside chat with a close associate of the Dalai Lama. Unbelievably, it worked, and the results were beyond even Lana s wildest imaginings. Open, warm, and wise, "The Happiness Quest" is for all depression sufferers and happiness seekers alike."
The Happiness Quest
A Depression Survivor's Journey from Misery to Joy