Reasons to Stay Alive

Reasons to Stay Alive

I want life. I want to read it and write it and feel it and live it. I want, for as much of the time as possible in this blink-of-an-eye existence we have, to feel all that can be felt. I hate depression. I am scared of it. Terrified, in fact. But at the same time, it has made me who I am. And if - for me - it is the price of feeling life, it's a price always worth paying. I want life. I want to read it and write it and feel it and live it. I want, for as much of the time as possible in this ...

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Title:Reasons to Stay Alive
Author:Matt Haig
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Reasons To Stay Alive
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:266 pages pages

Reasons to Stay Alive Reviews

  • Hattie Grünewald
    Nov 02, 2014

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

  • Thomas
    Mar 16, 2016

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

  • BookwormDH
    Jan 14, 2017

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

    I feel like this book is a friend I very much needed. ...

    I'm so conflicted, and I feel really bad rating this two stars. Maybe it's more like a 2.5 for me? I do genuinely appreciate a lot of things about this, but at the same time I just couldn't connect. Honestly, if you're planning to read this - my lack of enjoyment over this book is pro...

    A fuller review MAY follow but my initial reactions to this book, just after finishing it, you can find here. It is ironic (is that the right word I wonder?) that the author who gave me my first reason to stay alive, at a time when I struggled to find one - with his previous nov...

    ?Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind.? This was really good. I almost read it in one sitting, every time a 'chapter' ended, I wanted to co...

    Talking about depression is something we should do more of. I want to see the shift in thinking and mental health be accepted as the burden that it is. There's some great stuff in this book, an example of which is the idea that physical illness Is something you have, mental illness bec...

    Reasons to read this book: 1) You have suffered/ are suffering depression and/or anxiety. 2) You know someone who has suffered/ is suffering depression and/or anxiety. If you?re asking the question ?Is this book for me??, then the answer is simply, statistically speaking,...

    This is a fantastic book. I've been meaning to read it for a long time, but it was certainly worth the wait! I suffer from the illness myself, and this book is so much better than most self-help books. Travelling through, Matt Haig's journey and experience with severe anxiety and de...

  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Dec 06, 2017

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

  • Sarah
    Jan 05, 2016

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

  • Julie Eilén
    Apr 05, 2015

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

    I feel like this book is a friend I very much needed. ...

  • Amy | shoutame
    Apr 17, 2015

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Nov 19, 2017

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

  • Es Summer
    Jun 23, 2016

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Feb 19, 2015

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

    I feel like this book is a friend I very much needed. ...

    I'm so conflicted, and I feel really bad rating this two stars. Maybe it's more like a 2.5 for me? I do genuinely appreciate a lot of things about this, but at the same time I just couldn't connect. Honestly, if you're planning to read this - my lack of enjoyment over this book is pro...

    A fuller review MAY follow but my initial reactions to this book, just after finishing it, you can find here. It is ironic (is that the right word I wonder?) that the author who gave me my first reason to stay alive, at a time when I struggled to find one - with his previous nov...

  • Ryan
    May 13, 2015

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

    I feel like this book is a friend I very much needed. ...

    I'm so conflicted, and I feel really bad rating this two stars. Maybe it's more like a 2.5 for me? I do genuinely appreciate a lot of things about this, but at the same time I just couldn't connect. Honestly, if you're planning to read this - my lack of enjoyment over this book is pro...

    A fuller review MAY follow but my initial reactions to this book, just after finishing it, you can find here. It is ironic (is that the right word I wonder?) that the author who gave me my first reason to stay alive, at a time when I struggled to find one - with his previous nov...

    ?Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind.? This was really good. I almost read it in one sitting, every time a 'chapter' ended, I wanted to co...

    Talking about depression is something we should do more of. I want to see the shift in thinking and mental health be accepted as the burden that it is. There's some great stuff in this book, an example of which is the idea that physical illness Is something you have, mental illness bec...

  • Melina Souza
    Sep 04, 2018

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

    I feel like this book is a friend I very much needed. ...

    I'm so conflicted, and I feel really bad rating this two stars. Maybe it's more like a 2.5 for me? I do genuinely appreciate a lot of things about this, but at the same time I just couldn't connect. Honestly, if you're planning to read this - my lack of enjoyment over this book is pro...

    A fuller review MAY follow but my initial reactions to this book, just after finishing it, you can find here. It is ironic (is that the right word I wonder?) that the author who gave me my first reason to stay alive, at a time when I struggled to find one - with his previous nov...

    ?Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind.? This was really good. I almost read it in one sitting, every time a 'chapter' ended, I wanted to co...

    Talking about depression is something we should do more of. I want to see the shift in thinking and mental health be accepted as the burden that it is. There's some great stuff in this book, an example of which is the idea that physical illness Is something you have, mental illness bec...

    Reasons to read this book: 1) You have suffered/ are suffering depression and/or anxiety. 2) You know someone who has suffered/ is suffering depression and/or anxiety. If you?re asking the question ?Is this book for me??, then the answer is simply, statistically speaking,...

    This is a fantastic book. I've been meaning to read it for a long time, but it was certainly worth the wait! I suffer from the illness myself, and this book is so much better than most self-help books. Travelling through, Matt Haig's journey and experience with severe anxiety and de...

    Wait about my video about mental illness, this book made me decide to do it, to come out and dare to say it outloud, yes I have depression and anxiety disorder, I am fighting them everyday, and I relate to every single thing in this book (even though there are some differences). Gonna ...

    Uma leitura extremamente necessria tanto para quem sofre com depresso quanto para quem no consegue entender o que essa doena. Depresso no frescura nem fraqueza. Depresso algo srio e que precisa ser compreendido e visto com carinho e amor. Depresso dif...

  • Leilah Skelton
    Nov 08, 2014

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

    I feel like this book is a friend I very much needed. ...

    I'm so conflicted, and I feel really bad rating this two stars. Maybe it's more like a 2.5 for me? I do genuinely appreciate a lot of things about this, but at the same time I just couldn't connect. Honestly, if you're planning to read this - my lack of enjoyment over this book is pro...

    A fuller review MAY follow but my initial reactions to this book, just after finishing it, you can find here. It is ironic (is that the right word I wonder?) that the author who gave me my first reason to stay alive, at a time when I struggled to find one - with his previous nov...

    ?Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind.? This was really good. I almost read it in one sitting, every time a 'chapter' ended, I wanted to co...

    Talking about depression is something we should do more of. I want to see the shift in thinking and mental health be accepted as the burden that it is. There's some great stuff in this book, an example of which is the idea that physical illness Is something you have, mental illness bec...

    Reasons to read this book: 1) You have suffered/ are suffering depression and/or anxiety. 2) You know someone who has suffered/ is suffering depression and/or anxiety. If you?re asking the question ?Is this book for me??, then the answer is simply, statistically speaking,...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Aug 18, 2015

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

  • madamereadsalot
    May 05, 2016

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

    I feel like this book is a friend I very much needed. ...

    I'm so conflicted, and I feel really bad rating this two stars. Maybe it's more like a 2.5 for me? I do genuinely appreciate a lot of things about this, but at the same time I just couldn't connect. Honestly, if you're planning to read this - my lack of enjoyment over this book is pro...

    A fuller review MAY follow but my initial reactions to this book, just after finishing it, you can find here. It is ironic (is that the right word I wonder?) that the author who gave me my first reason to stay alive, at a time when I struggled to find one - with his previous nov...

    ?Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind.? This was really good. I almost read it in one sitting, every time a 'chapter' ended, I wanted to co...

    Talking about depression is something we should do more of. I want to see the shift in thinking and mental health be accepted as the burden that it is. There's some great stuff in this book, an example of which is the idea that physical illness Is something you have, mental illness bec...

    Reasons to read this book: 1) You have suffered/ are suffering depression and/or anxiety. 2) You know someone who has suffered/ is suffering depression and/or anxiety. If you?re asking the question ?Is this book for me??, then the answer is simply, statistically speaking,...

    This is a fantastic book. I've been meaning to read it for a long time, but it was certainly worth the wait! I suffer from the illness myself, and this book is so much better than most self-help books. Travelling through, Matt Haig's journey and experience with severe anxiety and de...

    Wait about my video about mental illness, this book made me decide to do it, to come out and dare to say it outloud, yes I have depression and anxiety disorder, I am fighting them everyday, and I relate to every single thing in this book (even though there are some differences). Gonna ...

    Uma leitura extremamente necessria tanto para quem sofre com depresso quanto para quem no consegue entender o que essa doena. Depresso no frescura nem fraqueza. Depresso algo srio e que precisa ser compreendido e visto com carinho e amor. Depresso dif...

    'When you are depressed you feel alone, and that no one is going through quite what you are going through. You are so scared of appearing in any way mad you internalise everything, and you are so scared that people will alienate you further you clam up and don't speak about it, which ...

    Right now, I don't want to give a rating. Reason? Because I listened to the audiobook for the first half and only for the Second half accompied by having the physical book with me. This resulted in me often being very tired while listening to it on audible, thus feeling I was more awak...

  • Ammara Abid
    Dec 03, 2016

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

    I feel like this book is a friend I very much needed. ...

    I'm so conflicted, and I feel really bad rating this two stars. Maybe it's more like a 2.5 for me? I do genuinely appreciate a lot of things about this, but at the same time I just couldn't connect. Honestly, if you're planning to read this - my lack of enjoyment over this book is pro...

    A fuller review MAY follow but my initial reactions to this book, just after finishing it, you can find here. It is ironic (is that the right word I wonder?) that the author who gave me my first reason to stay alive, at a time when I struggled to find one - with his previous nov...

    ?Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind.? This was really good. I almost read it in one sitting, every time a 'chapter' ended, I wanted to co...

    Talking about depression is something we should do more of. I want to see the shift in thinking and mental health be accepted as the burden that it is. There's some great stuff in this book, an example of which is the idea that physical illness Is something you have, mental illness bec...

    Reasons to read this book: 1) You have suffered/ are suffering depression and/or anxiety. 2) You know someone who has suffered/ is suffering depression and/or anxiety. If you?re asking the question ?Is this book for me??, then the answer is simply, statistically speaking,...

    This is a fantastic book. I've been meaning to read it for a long time, but it was certainly worth the wait! I suffer from the illness myself, and this book is so much better than most self-help books. Travelling through, Matt Haig's journey and experience with severe anxiety and de...

    Wait about my video about mental illness, this book made me decide to do it, to come out and dare to say it outloud, yes I have depression and anxiety disorder, I am fighting them everyday, and I relate to every single thing in this book (even though there are some differences). Gonna ...

    Uma leitura extremamente necessria tanto para quem sofre com depresso quanto para quem no consegue entender o que essa doena. Depresso no frescura nem fraqueza. Depresso algo srio e que precisa ser compreendido e visto com carinho e amor. Depresso dif...

    'When you are depressed you feel alone, and that no one is going through quite what you are going through. You are so scared of appearing in any way mad you internalise everything, and you are so scared that people will alienate you further you clam up and don't speak about it, which ...

    Right now, I don't want to give a rating. Reason? Because I listened to the audiobook for the first half and only for the Second half accompied by having the physical book with me. This resulted in me often being very tired while listening to it on audible, thus feeling I was more awak...

    Rightly mentioned in the book, "The fame and money do not immunise you from mental health problems" Depression sucks. It deteriorates you internally and keep on spreading like a virus without causing any prominent symptoms. Once you get dwell in this deep lethal sea of darkness i....

  • Khadidja
    Apr 11, 2018

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

    I feel like this book is a friend I very much needed. ...

    I'm so conflicted, and I feel really bad rating this two stars. Maybe it's more like a 2.5 for me? I do genuinely appreciate a lot of things about this, but at the same time I just couldn't connect. Honestly, if you're planning to read this - my lack of enjoyment over this book is pro...

    A fuller review MAY follow but my initial reactions to this book, just after finishing it, you can find here. It is ironic (is that the right word I wonder?) that the author who gave me my first reason to stay alive, at a time when I struggled to find one - with his previous nov...

    ?Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind.? This was really good. I almost read it in one sitting, every time a 'chapter' ended, I wanted to co...

    Talking about depression is something we should do more of. I want to see the shift in thinking and mental health be accepted as the burden that it is. There's some great stuff in this book, an example of which is the idea that physical illness Is something you have, mental illness bec...

    Reasons to read this book: 1) You have suffered/ are suffering depression and/or anxiety. 2) You know someone who has suffered/ is suffering depression and/or anxiety. If you?re asking the question ?Is this book for me??, then the answer is simply, statistically speaking,...

    This is a fantastic book. I've been meaning to read it for a long time, but it was certainly worth the wait! I suffer from the illness myself, and this book is so much better than most self-help books. Travelling through, Matt Haig's journey and experience with severe anxiety and de...

    Wait about my video about mental illness, this book made me decide to do it, to come out and dare to say it outloud, yes I have depression and anxiety disorder, I am fighting them everyday, and I relate to every single thing in this book (even though there are some differences). Gonna ...

    Uma leitura extremamente necessria tanto para quem sofre com depresso quanto para quem no consegue entender o que essa doena. Depresso no frescura nem fraqueza. Depresso algo srio e que precisa ser compreendido e visto com carinho e amor. Depresso dif...

    'When you are depressed you feel alone, and that no one is going through quite what you are going through. You are so scared of appearing in any way mad you internalise everything, and you are so scared that people will alienate you further you clam up and don't speak about it, which ...

    Right now, I don't want to give a rating. Reason? Because I listened to the audiobook for the first half and only for the Second half accompied by having the physical book with me. This resulted in me often being very tired while listening to it on audible, thus feeling I was more awak...

    Rightly mentioned in the book, "The fame and money do not immunise you from mental health problems" Depression sucks. It deteriorates you internally and keep on spreading like a virus without causing any prominent symptoms. Once you get dwell in this deep lethal sea of darkness i....

    Finished my first book of 2017 <3 This book is a memoir and a kind-of a self help book at the same time , Matt Haig opens up about his long life suffer from deppression and anxiety . Brilliant .hopeful .powerful. informative . and beautifully written . This book should be require...

    i honestly felt his pain through the pages. and i'm glad he shared with the world his experience by writing this book. ?And most of all, books. They were, in and of themselves, reasons to stay alive. Every book written is the product of a human mind in a particular state. Add all...

  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    Apr 20, 2015

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

  • Lotte
    Jul 31, 2015

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

  • Vanessa
    Mar 02, 2018

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

  • Emma
    Dec 24, 2015

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

  • Annika
    Mar 09, 2016

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

    I feel like this book is a friend I very much needed. ...

    I'm so conflicted, and I feel really bad rating this two stars. Maybe it's more like a 2.5 for me? I do genuinely appreciate a lot of things about this, but at the same time I just couldn't connect. Honestly, if you're planning to read this - my lack of enjoyment over this book is pro...

  • Acordul Fin
    Nov 14, 2015

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

    I feel like this book is a friend I very much needed. ...

    I'm so conflicted, and I feel really bad rating this two stars. Maybe it's more like a 2.5 for me? I do genuinely appreciate a lot of things about this, but at the same time I just couldn't connect. Honestly, if you're planning to read this - my lack of enjoyment over this book is pro...

    A fuller review MAY follow but my initial reactions to this book, just after finishing it, you can find here. It is ironic (is that the right word I wonder?) that the author who gave me my first reason to stay alive, at a time when I struggled to find one - with his previous nov...

    ?Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind.? This was really good. I almost read it in one sitting, every time a 'chapter' ended, I wanted to co...

    Talking about depression is something we should do more of. I want to see the shift in thinking and mental health be accepted as the burden that it is. There's some great stuff in this book, an example of which is the idea that physical illness Is something you have, mental illness bec...

    Reasons to read this book: 1) You have suffered/ are suffering depression and/or anxiety. 2) You know someone who has suffered/ is suffering depression and/or anxiety. If you?re asking the question ?Is this book for me??, then the answer is simply, statistically speaking,...

    This is a fantastic book. I've been meaning to read it for a long time, but it was certainly worth the wait! I suffer from the illness myself, and this book is so much better than most self-help books. Travelling through, Matt Haig's journey and experience with severe anxiety and de...

    Wait about my video about mental illness, this book made me decide to do it, to come out and dare to say it outloud, yes I have depression and anxiety disorder, I am fighting them everyday, and I relate to every single thing in this book (even though there are some differences). Gonna ...

    Uma leitura extremamente necessria tanto para quem sofre com depresso quanto para quem no consegue entender o que essa doena. Depresso no frescura nem fraqueza. Depresso algo srio e que precisa ser compreendido e visto com carinho e amor. Depresso dif...

    'When you are depressed you feel alone, and that no one is going through quite what you are going through. You are so scared of appearing in any way mad you internalise everything, and you are so scared that people will alienate you further you clam up and don't speak about it, which ...

    Right now, I don't want to give a rating. Reason? Because I listened to the audiobook for the first half and only for the Second half accompied by having the physical book with me. This resulted in me often being very tired while listening to it on audible, thus feeling I was more awak...

    Rightly mentioned in the book, "The fame and money do not immunise you from mental health problems" Depression sucks. It deteriorates you internally and keep on spreading like a virus without causing any prominent symptoms. Once you get dwell in this deep lethal sea of darkness i....

    Finished my first book of 2017 <3 This book is a memoir and a kind-of a self help book at the same time , Matt Haig opens up about his long life suffer from deppression and anxiety . Brilliant .hopeful .powerful. informative . and beautifully written . This book should be require...

    i honestly felt his pain through the pages. and i'm glad he shared with the world his experience by writing this book. ?And most of all, books. They were, in and of themselves, reasons to stay alive. Every book written is the product of a human mind in a particular state. Add all...

    ?There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.? If I'm very conflicted about how to rate this book. I've had quite a few problems with it. But it feels wrong somehow to blast someone's personal account of their strugg...

  • Joanne Harris
    Oct 27, 2014

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

  • Nat K
    Aug 30, 2018

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

  • Sonya Serial Reader
    Jun 12, 2017

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

    I feel like this book is a friend I very much needed. ...

    I'm so conflicted, and I feel really bad rating this two stars. Maybe it's more like a 2.5 for me? I do genuinely appreciate a lot of things about this, but at the same time I just couldn't connect. Honestly, if you're planning to read this - my lack of enjoyment over this book is pro...

    A fuller review MAY follow but my initial reactions to this book, just after finishing it, you can find here. It is ironic (is that the right word I wonder?) that the author who gave me my first reason to stay alive, at a time when I struggled to find one - with his previous nov...

    ?Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind.? This was really good. I almost read it in one sitting, every time a 'chapter' ended, I wanted to co...

    Talking about depression is something we should do more of. I want to see the shift in thinking and mental health be accepted as the burden that it is. There's some great stuff in this book, an example of which is the idea that physical illness Is something you have, mental illness bec...

    Reasons to read this book: 1) You have suffered/ are suffering depression and/or anxiety. 2) You know someone who has suffered/ is suffering depression and/or anxiety. If you?re asking the question ?Is this book for me??, then the answer is simply, statistically speaking,...

    This is a fantastic book. I've been meaning to read it for a long time, but it was certainly worth the wait! I suffer from the illness myself, and this book is so much better than most self-help books. Travelling through, Matt Haig's journey and experience with severe anxiety and de...

    Wait about my video about mental illness, this book made me decide to do it, to come out and dare to say it outloud, yes I have depression and anxiety disorder, I am fighting them everyday, and I relate to every single thing in this book (even though there are some differences). Gonna ...

  • Evelyn (devours and digests words)
    May 14, 2015

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

    I feel like this book is a friend I very much needed. ...

    I'm so conflicted, and I feel really bad rating this two stars. Maybe it's more like a 2.5 for me? I do genuinely appreciate a lot of things about this, but at the same time I just couldn't connect. Honestly, if you're planning to read this - my lack of enjoyment over this book is pro...

    A fuller review MAY follow but my initial reactions to this book, just after finishing it, you can find here. It is ironic (is that the right word I wonder?) that the author who gave me my first reason to stay alive, at a time when I struggled to find one - with his previous nov...

    ?Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind.? This was really good. I almost read it in one sitting, every time a 'chapter' ended, I wanted to co...

    Talking about depression is something we should do more of. I want to see the shift in thinking and mental health be accepted as the burden that it is. There's some great stuff in this book, an example of which is the idea that physical illness Is something you have, mental illness bec...

    Reasons to read this book: 1) You have suffered/ are suffering depression and/or anxiety. 2) You know someone who has suffered/ is suffering depression and/or anxiety. If you?re asking the question ?Is this book for me??, then the answer is simply, statistically speaking,...

    This is a fantastic book. I've been meaning to read it for a long time, but it was certainly worth the wait! I suffer from the illness myself, and this book is so much better than most self-help books. Travelling through, Matt Haig's journey and experience with severe anxiety and de...

    Wait about my video about mental illness, this book made me decide to do it, to come out and dare to say it outloud, yes I have depression and anxiety disorder, I am fighting them everyday, and I relate to every single thing in this book (even though there are some differences). Gonna ...

    Uma leitura extremamente necessria tanto para quem sofre com depresso quanto para quem no consegue entender o que essa doena. Depresso no frescura nem fraqueza. Depresso algo srio e que precisa ser compreendido e visto com carinho e amor. Depresso dif...

    'When you are depressed you feel alone, and that no one is going through quite what you are going through. You are so scared of appearing in any way mad you internalise everything, and you are so scared that people will alienate you further you clam up and don't speak about it, which ...

  • Antonia
    Aug 25, 2016

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

    I feel like this book is a friend I very much needed. ...

    I'm so conflicted, and I feel really bad rating this two stars. Maybe it's more like a 2.5 for me? I do genuinely appreciate a lot of things about this, but at the same time I just couldn't connect. Honestly, if you're planning to read this - my lack of enjoyment over this book is pro...

    A fuller review MAY follow but my initial reactions to this book, just after finishing it, you can find here. It is ironic (is that the right word I wonder?) that the author who gave me my first reason to stay alive, at a time when I struggled to find one - with his previous nov...

    ?Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind.? This was really good. I almost read it in one sitting, every time a 'chapter' ended, I wanted to co...

  • Amal Bedhyefi
    Jan 03, 2017

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...

    I won this proof on twitter from Matt and though I don't often review books here, I thought that probably I owed him that. Not just for giving me a free copy, but for writing the book in the first place. Let me be honest, I started reading this and thought "This book isn't written f...

    I received an ARC of this book from Canongate. My usual technique, when reading an ARC, is to read 5 pages, then take a view as to whether I'm going to actually read the book. With REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, I'd passed the 50-page mark before I remembered to take a view, and by then I was ...

    4.5 stars If you?re easily triggered by descriptions of other people?s mental illnesses, I would advice against reading this during low points. There?s some very in-depth descriptions of his dark thoughts and the panic and depression he felt, and it was really uncomfortable to...

    "Now, listen. If you have ever believed a depressive wants to be happy, you are wrong. They could not care less about the luxury of happiness. They just want to feel an absence of pain. To escape a mind on fire, where thoughts blaze and smoke like old possessions lost to arson. To be n...

    So good that it should be required reading. In schools. For GPs. Everyone. Haig says that each mind breaks differently, but I think his heartfelt words will say/mean something to anyone who has felt anxiety or depression. Some sections were so real that I had to put the book aside for ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What an absorbing and powerful read. This was a book I purposefully set out to read slowly and in snippets mainly because many of the books themes took me to places too familiar and disturbing but I also couldn?t look away instead I devoured this in almost one sitting....

    5**** plus. ?You are going to go mad. Like Van Gogh. You might cut off your ear.? Whether you have a large black dog lumbering behind you, or a playful puppy bounding by you side, your mental health is one of your greatest assets. It is more delicate than the most intricate...

    Not too long ago I was approached by Canongate about this book. They had seen that I made a recommendation video on my YouTube channel for books relating to mental health and because of this they thought I would enjoy this book. Mental health awareness is something I consider to be of ...

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this. It was such an honest and personal account of what Matt Haig went through. I could really relate to this but reading some parts were hard because of that. I kind of wish I read this when I was in a better mental space because I might have gotten mo...

    I feel like this book is a friend I very much needed. ...

    I'm so conflicted, and I feel really bad rating this two stars. Maybe it's more like a 2.5 for me? I do genuinely appreciate a lot of things about this, but at the same time I just couldn't connect. Honestly, if you're planning to read this - my lack of enjoyment over this book is pro...

    A fuller review MAY follow but my initial reactions to this book, just after finishing it, you can find here. It is ironic (is that the right word I wonder?) that the author who gave me my first reason to stay alive, at a time when I struggled to find one - with his previous nov...

    ?Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind.? This was really good. I almost read it in one sitting, every time a 'chapter' ended, I wanted to co...

    Talking about depression is something we should do more of. I want to see the shift in thinking and mental health be accepted as the burden that it is. There's some great stuff in this book, an example of which is the idea that physical illness Is something you have, mental illness bec...

    Reasons to read this book: 1) You have suffered/ are suffering depression and/or anxiety. 2) You know someone who has suffered/ is suffering depression and/or anxiety. If you?re asking the question ?Is this book for me??, then the answer is simply, statistically speaking,...

    This is a fantastic book. I've been meaning to read it for a long time, but it was certainly worth the wait! I suffer from the illness myself, and this book is so much better than most self-help books. Travelling through, Matt Haig's journey and experience with severe anxiety and de...

    Wait about my video about mental illness, this book made me decide to do it, to come out and dare to say it outloud, yes I have depression and anxiety disorder, I am fighting them everyday, and I relate to every single thing in this book (even though there are some differences). Gonna ...

    Uma leitura extremamente necessria tanto para quem sofre com depresso quanto para quem no consegue entender o que essa doena. Depresso no frescura nem fraqueza. Depresso algo srio e que precisa ser compreendido e visto com carinho e amor. Depresso dif...

    'When you are depressed you feel alone, and that no one is going through quite what you are going through. You are so scared of appearing in any way mad you internalise everything, and you are so scared that people will alienate you further you clam up and don't speak about it, which ...

    Right now, I don't want to give a rating. Reason? Because I listened to the audiobook for the first half and only for the Second half accompied by having the physical book with me. This resulted in me often being very tired while listening to it on audible, thus feeling I was more awak...

    Rightly mentioned in the book, "The fame and money do not immunise you from mental health problems" Depression sucks. It deteriorates you internally and keep on spreading like a virus without causing any prominent symptoms. Once you get dwell in this deep lethal sea of darkness i....

    Finished my first book of 2017 <3 This book is a memoir and a kind-of a self help book at the same time , Matt Haig opens up about his long life suffer from deppression and anxiety . Brilliant .hopeful .powerful. informative . and beautifully written . This book should be require...

  • Imane
    Jul 17, 2018

    FINALLY! A book about depression that makes sense, that those with depression will read and sit nodding their heads and agreeing all the way through it. No psychobabble here (from Psychologists who have never experienced depression) - just real raw telling of Matt Haig's journey with t...

    If you are doubting to read this book, read this quote: "The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn't very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry a...

    4.5/5 stars. If you've suffered from depression and/or anxiety yourself at some point in your life or you know someone that has (and it's very likely that you do) this book is an absolute must-read. ...

    Beautiful. Informative. Powerful. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 34. A book about mental illness ...

    One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Inspiration almost drips off the pages. It's honest and vivid enough to make difference even for people who have done no personal trips to the hellish planet of Depression. And the imagery! Don't get me started on it or I won...

    ?How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.? ? Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive This was OK ! There were some bits i related to, others not so much. However, the writing styl...