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Oct 26, 2017

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales welcome guest Brent Williams, author of Out of the Woods, a graphic novel that tells the story of his battle with depression. Williams, a human rights attorney in New Zealand, “hit a wall” that derailed his life. It took years for him to understand that depression was the cause and what he needed to do about it. He speaks of how journaling was a great help to him in the recovery process and how it led to the idea of doing a graphic novel. He also speaks of how his battle with cancer was “a breeze” compared to fighting depression.

 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

[3:25]               Hitting the wall.

[4:02]               Why it took years to understand that it was depression that was ruining his life.

[9:01]               How journaling helped in his recovery from depression.

[13:43]             Brent talks about the graphic novel process.

[16:27]             Cancer was “a breeze” compared to depression.