Cait Irwin was diagnosed with major depression at 14. She shares her experiences as a young woman who suffered from a crippling depression but was able to recover with the help of a supportive family and expert care. As well as telling her personal story, the book answers questions about symptoms, treatment, medications and how to deal with depression at school and at home. Written for teens, Monochrome Days also provides insight into adolescent depression for family, friends and educators.
'How are you?' Broken. Useless. Alone. Clueless. Confused. Betrayed. Fragile. On the verge of tears. Depressed. Anxious. About to break down. Ready to give up. Pathetic. Annoying. I'm just a burden. Distant. Lonely. Bitter. Heartbroken. Lonely. Rejected. Crushed. I feel like I'm going to just fall apart at any moment. Empty. Defeated. Never good enough. 'Fine.'