I got two letters regarding this book. One was asking was I discounting the seriousness of depression? No, by no means whatsoever. I know what depression can do if you don’t find a way out of it. It can take your life.
But it is you who have to decide will you give it your life. Depression is a dark cloud in a bottomless dark pit. It takes over everything. I was writing from the point of view of a mother who has other people depending on her to keep herself together for their sake. You do not have the option to give in. I feel other mothers know what I am talking about. It’s not that it isn’t there. You just doesn’t give into it because if you do all is lost.