Living with depression doesn't have to be an issueAdam Croft is a successful crime thriller author with a number of best-selling books to his name. His works have been adapted as audio plays starring some of Britain's best-known actors. Underneath this success, though, Adam has been battling severe clinical depression for most of his life. This groundbreaking new book details some remarkably frank incidents, including a breakdown shortly before his recent marriage which resulted in him calling off the wedding and draining his bank account of over ten thousand pounds. (Don't worry: it all came good in the end.) In this startlingly honest and harrowing autobiographical account of his battle with depression, Adam helps the reader get into the mind of someone living with a mental illness and break down the barriers of perception and taboo surrounding the subject. The book is written with honesty, heart and humour, and through the strikingly honest accounts of his experiences, This is not a depression self-help book, yet Adam helps to provide insight and information for those who have no experience with depression, and hope and solace for those who do. Proceeds from this book will be donated to mental health charities.
About Adam CroftAdam Croft is one of Britain's most widely-read crime fiction authors. As one of the early pioneers of independent publishing, his books sell more than 250,000 copies a year. Ever since he can remember, Adam has lived with crippling clinical depression. This condition, coupled with life-affecting anxiety disorders, has shaped his life and his success.
Depression and anxiety disordersIt is estimated that more than one in three people live with some form of mental illness. This could manifest itself as depression, an anxiety disorder, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) or any other number of different afflictions. Although there was once a stigma attached to mental health issues, this is now being challenged. Through charity work, raising awareness and talking about the issues we can break down the barriers and ensure that we, as a country, can beat depression and mental illness.
Used availability for Adam Croft's We Need to Talk About Adam
February 2013 : USA Paperback