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Keys to the Cage: How People Cope with Depression

Keys to the Cage: How People Cope with Depression
  • Keys to the Cage by Sue Leonard

€12.99 €9.74

In this important book, journalist Sue Leonard has spoken to fourteen Irish people, of all ages, who live with depression, anxiety and related illnesses. Here they tell their sometimes heart-rending but hopeful stories concentrating on the tools they use to help them cope on a day-to-day basis.

Keys to the Cage will go some way to breaking the silence and stigma surrounding the issues of mental health. The book also includes a list of all the therapies, support groups and books mentioned.

‘I was so lucky that my GP understood. I have spoken to so many people since, and their doctors have been incredibly dismissive.’ – Emma, 29, a scientist from Dublin

‘Once you start to say how you feel, the shutters come down. Only someone who has been through something similar can give you hope.’ – Ned, 50, Taxi Driver from Co. Wexford

‘I’ve realised now that there is no magic cure. I now accept that the person who is going to cure me is me.’ – Margaret, 42, a special-needs teacher from Co. Kildare

‘I had no flowers; no get-well cards; no phonce calls or messages of sympathy. I might as well have been in Mountjoy Jail.’ – Senan, 60, a businessman from Co. Clare


Sue Leonard


B-format, paperback





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Weight .202 g
Dimensions .198 x .129 x .15 mm


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