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An engrossing memoir-meets-investigative-report that takes a fresh, frank look at how we treat depression.

In her early 20s, investigative journalist Anna Mehler Paperny had already landed her dream job. On the surface, her life was great. Nevertheless, she spiraled out, attempted suicide (the first of more attempts to follow), and landed in the ICU and then in a psych ward before setting out to tackle her recovery.

In Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me, Mehler Paperny turns her journalist's eye on her own experience and others' - in the ward; as an outpatient; facing family, friends, and coworkers; finding the right meds; trying to stay insured and employed. She interviews psychiatrists and other experts to reveal how primitive our methods of healing the brain still are - and provides an invaluable guide to a system struggling, and often failing, to help those in need. At once heartrending and humorous, outraging and serious, this is a must-listen for anyone touched by depression - and that's everyone.

©2019, 2020 Anna Mehler Paperny (P)2020 Tantor

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Gives some great insight to the inner workings of the treatment of depression, and the major flaws in finding ways to help treat mental illnesses.

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helped with my own issues. also opened my eyes to the bigger mental health issues there are out there in the world. everything ties together. great listen.

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Insightful and Honest

This is an honest and insightful look at depression and the failings of the healthcare system and pharmaceutical companies to find new treatments thet work. Not only is depression an extremely complicated and individualized illness, but the treatments must be tailored to each person. There is no one-size-fits all way of coping. This book looks at the ugly side of mental illness - the side that no one wants to talk about, and even less people want to hear about. However, the writer has presented it in a way that is compelling due to its raw and unfiltered style.

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the author put my jumbled thoughts into words

the author and I as well as alot of people share pretty similar feelings and experiences and have had similar attempts and before listening to the book I was unable to put my thoughts or feelings into words or understand what I was feeling and why the huge black hole. I love all the research she included and I'm able to understand more about my illness and have my book references to check out now.

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But the narration was too glib for a serious subject. The word who doesn’t need to be three syllables.

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The information was right on. Enjoyed a first person perspective. Just disliked the cussing in the book.