A lucid, honest and deeply searching account of the author’s struggle to come to terms with anxiety and depression. Jenny Stewart shows how, over many years, with considerable help from others, she was able gradually to take control of her depression, not by focusing on its causes, but by understanding how best to fight it. It covers practical advice as well as personal revelations.
There are many books about depression – what makes this one different? This is not just a self-help book, it is a self-seeing book. It has been written specifically with women in mind. Inner Weather shows that it is possible to make something positive out of the depressive experience, provided that we have the courage to learn from it. It fills a gap between the many excellent books of professional advice and personal memoirs that relate the depressive experience.
Inner Weather is not only a book for depressives, but for anyone who has an interest in managing their own mind ‘from the inside’.
About the author: Jenny Stewart is a Canberra-based university professor and writer. She gained her PhD in political science at the Australian National University, and later joined the staff of the University of Canberra. In 2009, she was appointed Professor of Public Policy at the University of New South Wales in the Australian Defence Force Academy.