Helpful, but definitely not a self-help book. Based on the author’s experience, but not a traditional memoir. A picture book full of scribbles. Elizabeth Swados’s My Depression: A Picture Book is hard to classify but even harder to forget. The author makes a subject that many people find impossible to talk about accessible and maybe even… funny? Just as entertaining and dynamic is a HBO documentary film based on the book My Depression: The Up and Down and Up of It. And just like the book, it’s a short time commitment: only a half hour!
Both titles are available for check out if you need something to help you feel a little less alone this month.