FREEDOM

My Journey on Overcoming Depression is a Self- Help book based on my personal struggles with depression.

This book contains practical steps I took towards overcoming depression-  How I was able to get back on my feet and take charge of my life. 
According to Vanguard Newspaper 2019, Nigeria ranked 15th in the world for suicide and it’s projected to increase in 2021! Now, this is alarming not just in Nigeria alone but the world at large.
A lot of people are losing the battle and succumbing to suicide. 
 
What can we do about it?
How can we help those around us who are suffering from things they might not be able to share with others?
 
Is suicide really the answer?
As someone who has contemplated suicide, I can tell you first-hand that it goes beyond just hitting rock bottom. It’s a state of total helplessness.
 
Each day I’m thankful to be alive. I’m thankful for the gift of family and friends. I am thankful that I chose to live even though, at the time, I didn’t see the need to.
 
Years later, I’m sharing my personal journey with the world. The aim- to be able to reach out to as many people as possible going through a hard time. To make them understand that they are not alone if only they reach out to others and get the professional help they need and decide to embark on the slow but effective journey to healing then there’s no limit to what they can achieve
Christabel Ikpen
 
 
This book is packed with powerful insights and some real stories that would speak to the readers and cause a positive shift in their thinking. 
 
It’ll give hope to people going through this terrible phase and make them realize there’s always a way out and that suicide is never an option.
 
In a world where everything is fast-paced and there’s a lot to deal with, this book teaches you to show more compassion to yourself as well as to others.
 
Depression or any form of mental illness isn’t a life sentence. It’s not the end of the road. There’s hope for you. You just have to take that first step- believing you’re a badass and that you can handle whatever life throws at you!
 
Now, let’s get your sparkle back.
 
Cheers to your greatness!

This book will help you:

  • Understand what depression is.
  • Prepare you on the rocky journey to healing while giving you insights on what to expect and how best to handle them.
  • Identify the possible causes of depression
  • Forgive others and most importantly forgive yourself which will, in turn, leave you happier and mentally healthier.
  • Begin your healing by practicing the steps that helped me in my own journey
  • As a parent, empathize with your kids who might be having a hard time themselves