Reasons to Stay Alive by
Recommended by Saba , Student at Shena Simon.
I have read a lot of different books before but this one is different.It is a novel and memoir written by 24 year old novelist Matt Haig. It is based on his experience of living with deppression and anxiety disorder. 'Reasons to Stay Alive' shows the dangers and difficulties surrounding mental ilness. If you are depressed, reading books to get out of your own head can help. There are some benefits to mental ilness, which even some of the worlds greatest leaders experienced. Recovery may not be as straightforward as you think,but it is possible. The book sends a powerful message that no matter how dark things seem, there are always reasons to stay alive.
"There is this idea that you either read to escape or you read to find yourself. I do not really see the difference. We find ourselves through the process of escaping."