Depressy: a cute personification of a very serious issue.
Recipient of Red Dot Award for Communication Design in 2016.
According to the World Health Organization, depression is already the world’s leading cause of ill health and disability, and its impact will only worsen in the years to come. Depression disrupts lives, taking a toll on families and racking up sizeable social costs. Yet many people are still unsure how to talk about the condition – which is why this book turns depression into “Depressy”, a cute, mischievous creature who is considerably less intimidating. When Depressy Strikes, Hold It Tight employs crisp prose, cute illustrations, and easy-to-understand infographics to convey credible medical expertise on the subject.
As well as going deep into the history of depression and its treatment, this book also offers practical advice on how to deal with the condition, how friends and family can help, and what precautions we can take; it handles the topic of suicide with great tact and sensitivity; and in helping readers learn to distinguish between depression and mood fluctuations, it teaches us to become more aware of our own feelings.
When Depressy Strikes, Hold It Tight dispels some of the most pervasive myths about depression. Readers will be charmed by the book’s approachable style and engaging illustrations as Depressy leads them on a journey they were not expecting.