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How Hard It Really Is: A Short, Honest Book About Depression

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Depression is a rumor, until it is reality, and then it's as if nothing else was ever real.
Still, no one will believe you. I find it hard to believe it myself.
This book is for those who believe, and for those who want to.

Depression is encased in misconceptions. The pain of going through a mental illness is already hard enough; to add myths only make it that much more unbea
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Kindle Edition, 202 pages
Published July 8th 2017 by TWE Media
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Ren
"Some will find my earlier description of depression to be difficult to read because it's so painful. Others will find it difficult to read because it's so over-the-top."

The moment I opened the book and read the C.S Lewis quote that precedes the book, my eyes welled with tears. "At the moment what I heard was God saying, 'Put down your gun and we’ll talk."
I'm 22-years-old. I've dealt with depression on and off since I was around 10-years-old. I needed this book to know I'm not alone in this s
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Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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From the moment I started reading, I found it very difficult to put this book down (apart from needing to sleep so that I could read it when I woke up again). Reading this book has been like sitting in the company of one who has trudged through — and still is — through the watery chaos of depression. The solidarity he offers through his words, ultimately culminating in a humbling pointer back to Jesus, have been like a rock I can climb up onto until I find how to swim back to shore.

J.S. Park has
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Mae Artızo
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It is what it says it is: a short, honest book about depression. And I just appreciate the author's sympathetic approach throughout the whole book. He suffered it and made a brave choice to write about it, to let others have an idea how hard it really is. I appreciate the effort of his research, to try to explain the somewhat indescribable mental illness. This book made me want to reach out more to the depressives I know. It made me a whole lot of a friend that knows what to do, or even what not ...more
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J.S. Park is a hospital chaplain, pastor, former atheist, sixth degree black belt, suicide survivor, recovered porn addict, intense introvert, and loves Jesus. He has a B.A. in Psychology from USF and a Master's from SEBTS.

In 2012, he gave away half his income to fight human trafficking.
It was a check for $10,000, which was matched to raise another 10k, for a to
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“You are loved. You might have heard that a million times, but it's no less true. You do have a Creator. He is with you. He is bigger than your situation and closer than your deepest hurt. He's not mad. He is cheering for you and rooting for you this very second. He's okay about all the things before. He sent His Son for that very reason. You can put down the blade. You can throw away the pills. You can quit replaying those regrets in your head. You can quit the inner-loop of self-condemnation. You can forget your ex. You can walk away from the porn. You can resolve your conflicts right now. You can sign up to volunteer at that shelter. You can thank your parents for everything. You can hug the person next to you. You can tell the waiter, "Jesus loves you." You can go back to church. You don't have to sit in the back. You don't have to prove your worth to the people you've let down. You don't have to live up to everyone else's vision for your life. You're finally, finally free. You are loved. I am loved. As much as I love you, dear friend, He loves you infinitely more. Believe it. Walk in it. Walk with Him. God is in the business of breathing life into hurting places. This is what He does, even for the least likely like you and me.” 0 likes
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