Reaching Out

by Mark Williams



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/25/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781477219119

About the Book

Reaching out is an emotional and honest account of the experience that both Mark and his wife have had of depression. At 30 years of age, Mark didn't understand depression, he was one of the people who dismissed mental health issues. That all changed when Michelle, Marks wife, suffered from severe post natal depression after giving birth to their son. Michelle spiralled into a pit of depression which left Mark in the position of coping with a new born baby, looking after Michelle and running the home. Depression became a part of their lives. Reaching Out gives an insight into what life is like living with depression. When Michelle recovered, Mark himself became depressed. In the end the negative proved to be a positive in his life. " Sometimes you have to have a negative,to have a positive in life"

About the Author

Mark Williams is the founder of Fathers Reaching Out. Mark set up Fathers Reaching Out to support men whose wives or partners are, or have experienced post natal depression. He is now a public speaker and mental health life coach. Mark is involved in many projects that help raise awareness of mental health issues. Recently Mark won an inspirational award for his work. His aim is to raise more awareness of mental health and to ensure that people are aware that mental health is an illness and that it can happen to anyone.