Underneath the Lemon Tree: A Memoir of Depression and Recovery

On paper, things looked good for Mark Rice-Oxley: wife, children, fulfilling job. But then, at his 40th birthday party, his whole world crumbled as he succumbed to depression… How many men do you know who have been through periods when their lives haven’t seemed right? How badly askew were things for them? Many men suffer … Read more

Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression

‘This brave and moving memoir challenges all the clichés about mental illness … All who know the pain of depression will find the book immensely useful, and so will their friends and relations’ Sunday Times Shoot the Damn Dog blasts the stigma of depression as a character flaw and confronts the illness Winston Churchill called … Read more

The Devil Within

This is Stephanie Merritt’s unflinchingly honest memoir exploring areas of experience commonly associated with depression, such as love, solitude and self-medication through the prism of her own experience.   Note: Buying this book through the link above helps fund the running costs of the Mental Health Forum. The book may be available through your local … Read more

Depression and How to Survive It

In 1982, leading psychiatrist and TV presenter Anthony Clare interviewed Spike Milligan for the radio series In The Psychiatrist’s Chair, a show in which Clare led revealing interviews with various celebrities. He was so overwhelmed by Milligan’s account of his forty years of depressive experiences that he knew he had found the person to help … Read more