“Sometimes it seems that all the world is alive except me.” Perhaps inevitably, the narrator develops a depression which is to last through several years. She takes medication, sees a mental health professional, and reads books to help her. Ben has a telling dream about her, and Lucy is also affected. Nature– in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin– work, friends, and all she has learned in AA help her through a slow recovery.
Next week: Episode 8: I Would Like to Be An Egg
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
by David D. Burns
Understanding Depression: A Complete Guide to Its Diagnosis and Treatment
by Donald F. Klein & Paul H. Wender