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
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