Reasons to Stay Alive is a short and easy read, part memoir and part self-help book. Matt Haig vividly describes his sudden spiral into depression whilst living in Ibiza in his twenties, his journey through the bad times, and how he made it out the other end.
There is a lot to be taken away from this book, whether you have suffered with depression and anxiety or not. I believe most people will be able to relate to at least parts of Haig’s experiences, and his book can make you feel less alone with your worries.
Reasons to Stay Alive is an excellent place to start if you would like to have a better understanding of depression or anxiety. With Haig’s clear writing style and a balance between his own opinion and fact, this book is easily accessible to everyone. Continue reading