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Advice I Ignored: Stories and Wisdom from a Formerly Depressed Teenager

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Advice I Ignored is the only book about teenage depression that was actually written by a teenager!


When Ruby Walker was fifteen, she went from a numb, silent, miserable high school dropout to a joyous loudmouth in one year flat. Advice I Ignored answers the question everyone's been asking her since: What happened? In ten illustrated chapters, you'll learn how to:


get out
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Paperback, 170 pages
Published September 5th 2019 by Ruby Walker (first published 2019)
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Jo-Ann Duff (Duffy The Writer)
I get approached all the time by indie and self-published authors and often times I have to turn them down. I have considerable obligations to read vast numbers of books, and some, well, some really arent that good. The formatting is off, editing poor and the book cover title is in Comic Sans (instant dismissal in my book!). But, when Ruby Walker contacted me, I had to stop and read what she had to say.

Ruby Walker is a smart, creative, articulate young woman, she also suffered from depression as
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Ruby Walker
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Hey! This is my book.
Anne Walker
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ruby started writing this book when she was sixteen after she recovered from a severe depression. The book is illustrated and each chapter has an essay, a personal story and specific advice. This is one of very few books written by a teenager giving an accurate picture and understanding of what depression is and how to get out of it. It is very hopeful and inspiring.
Kathleen Garber
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was depressed as a teen, and anxious and apparently hypomanic but I didnt know it at the time. I was diagnosed with clinical depression, then I was told I had symptoms of borderline personality disorder but not enough to be diagnosed with it. It took till 2009 I think it was to be diagnosed with Bipolar 2.

I wish I had this book when I was a teen. I did read about mental health but this book hadnt yet been written. It was written by Ruby Walker who is 18 and so being a depressed teenager is
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Aubrey
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This young womans journey was intense at times and her voice unique. I applaud her for sharing it and giving us the insight she learned along the way. The advice will be helpful for many, I suspect, including myself. ...more
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Ruby Walker is an 18-year-old artist and writer. Ruby grew up in Austin, Texas, moved down to Buda, dropped out of high school, did a few other things, and is currently studying art at Trinity University in San Antonio. Her first book, Advice I Ignored, is the only book on teenage mental health that was actually written by a teenager. In other news, Ruby's current life dream is to get on NPR's ...more

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