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You can get “Out of the woods” of depression!

November 4, 2018

‘Out of the woods’ is a graphic novel (comic), by New Zealander Brent Williams, and is an excellent book to share either with those possibly suffering depression or to learn about it, if you know someone who is affected. It’s easy to follow, few words … so this makes reading it achievable if you are depressed and have no motivation or energy to read.  Or if someone is perhaps not that good at reading, they will be able to glean the storyline from the excellent artworks.  

It’s based on the true story of Brent Williams, who suffered severe depression in his 40’s.  Fortunately, he was able to find his way out of it with help, but the story shows how he was very resistant to believing it was a mental health issue at all, and then asking for help with it … something that many New Zealanders do, particularly males.   For this reason, it is also a good book for someone who might not believe they have depression – they might recognise themselves in these pages.

Highly recommended.


Out of the Woods – A Journey Through Depression and Anxiety has won a silver medal at the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Awards at a ceremony in Texas in April 2018.

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