My next book project is going to be something a little different. I have struggled with depression for a long time and I know that so many others in the US and across the world do as well. As an up-and-coming journalist and writer, I always look for stories that interest me which relate to the real world and real people. I have been fascinated with mental illness (depression in this case) and how the mentally ill are treated in the United States.

My current working title is

Despondency Matrix: The Complexity of Depression and Its Treatment

The tentative general outline is as follows

[introduction]

-My own experiences with depression

-Going over various different types of depression as defined by the American Psychiatric Association in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

-A look at how depression is treated in terms of (often over-prescribed) medication and other available resources

[conclusion]

I am going to attempt to crowdfund this project because I want to make this book as professional as possible.

My motivation for writing this book is to help give the general public a better understanding of depression from a person not in the medical community that has gone through it.

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