Beyond The Surface Book Club: A Talk About Suicide and Depression

It’s always important to discuss mental health. 

Naturally, it can be a very touch subject, but so many people go through mental issues. If we didn’t talk about it, how would we be able to help everyone?

Especially for those who don’t seek help on their own, they have support right here if they stumble upon this. 

The Book Raven


*trigger warning for suicide and depression*

Our first book of the month: My Heart and Other Black Holes, is centered around probably one of the most hard-hitting topics in mental health: suicide. This topic is an ugly one, but also a very important one to discuss.

Here is a deeply personal story of my connection to this topic.

Deep breaths….

I had an Uncle in my family.. let’s call him Uncle J. This uncle, he had problems with alcohol, probably was part of his depression, but he never discussed that with anyone as far as I know. The most important part of his character for me however, was that he was always a great father for his kids. I never once saw him happier then when they were in his life, but then again a lot of things in his life hit him a bit too hard.

In the end…

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