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.
[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.