Silent Souls Weeping: Depression—Sharing Stories, Finding Hope

Silent Souls Weeping: Depression—Sharing Stories, Finding Hope

In a culture that strives for happiness and perfection, depression and mental illness are often surrounded by stigma, misunderstanding, and endless questions. In Silent Souls Weeping, bestselling author and nationally-recognized journalist Jane Clayson Johnson hopes to change the LDS dialogue and cultural stigmas surrounding mental illness. She vulnerably shares her own ex In a culture that strives for happiness and perfection, depression and mental illness are often surrounded by stigma, mis...

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Title:Silent Souls Weeping: Depression—Sharing Stories, Finding Hope
Author:Jane Clayson Johnson
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B07KKN2HBS
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Silent Souls Weeping: Depression—Sharing Stories, Finding Hope Reviews

  • Connie
    Apr 01, 2019
    I came across this book just when I needed it. It's been a rough while for me. I just can't seem to shake the depression this time around. I loved her insight and honesty. There is a huge stigma with mental illness especially in my church. "All you have to do is; read your scriptures m...
  • Lisa
    Mar 22, 2019
    I applaud those who overcame the stigma surrounding mental illness to share their deeply personal stories. This book is real, raw, and needed. The chances are good that you know or love someone who is a ?silent soul weeping,? secretly battling depression or other mental illness. ...
  • Janna
    Jan 13, 2019
    There is much to celebrate with the publication of this book: it's a conversation starter for the important discussions members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints need to have regarding depression; it calls out the toxic perfectionism in our culture as a force that comp...
  • Cherise
    Mar 15, 2019
    ?It?s a lie the adversary loves and certainly hopes we will buy into: that each of us must suffer in solitude. The authentic connection you make when you share your story, and feel it resonate with another?s, shatters this lie, bringing hope, comfort, and confirmation that your s...
  • Summer Owens
    Mar 05, 2019
    One of the many people Jane interviewed while writing this book was my husband. While he doesn't deal with mental illness first hand he's learned a lot about supporting a spouse through it. It has not been easy but we have both learned and grown together through this struggle. Plea...
  • Ramona McConkie
    Jan 13, 2019
    These are important stories that need to be told. I'm just not in love with the journalist format for this subject. It feels a little cavalier, even though Jane does a great job with this skill of hers. I really respect her. She is doing something very difficult, vulnerable, and authen...
  • Julianne
    Feb 15, 2019
    Yep. Everyone would do well to read this excellent book! Well done Jane! ...
  • Amy
    Apr 06, 2019
    Wonderful book about depression and the stigma that surrounds it. It shares moving stories from both caretakers and those suffering with it and highlights depression in different groups (ie youth, postpartum, missionaries, etc). Conversation about this illness needs to happen more and ...
  • Tonya
    Apr 07, 2019
    We all have experience with depression, whether our own or those we love. This book is good for either. It is especially relevant and helpful for depression within the LDS culture. I liked how the chapters were organized and I was going to list the ones I particularly liked, but rea...
  • Carolyn
    Jan 02, 2019
    Giving this 4 stars because although it is not the easiest book to read, it is a necessary one. ...
  • Lindquistheather
    Feb 27, 2019
    I think this should be mandatory reading for the LDS community whether you struggle with depression yourself or you have a loved one who does. This was very helpful for me and my husband to read together. ...
  • Lisa Dickson
    Feb 19, 2019
    This book needs to be read by anyone who knows people. It can help all gain insight into how we can have empathy and understanding for those who suffer from the affects of all kinds of mental illness. ...
  • Susanhayeshotmail.com
    Feb 23, 2019
    Excellent. Not a self help book but if you or someone you love has ever struggled with depression or mental illness you will find validation, empathy, and hope in these pages. The author does not flinch when addressing any aspect of depression, including the terrible, rapidly rising ra...
  • Danielle
    Mar 08, 2019
    Interesting insights. ...
  • Elsie
    Apr 22, 2019
    This is a must read, whether you or someone you know suffers from mental disability. This book will expand your understanding and your compassion for you and others. Written by a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she discusses issues unique to members of her fa...
  • Deyanne
    Mar 13, 2019
    Stories are powerful and definitely an honest, open and vulnerable approach to depression is needed. I was hoping for more than story and the importance of sharing feelings. ...
  • Donna
    Feb 15, 2019
    A must read for everyone. Depression effects us all, directly or indirectly. This takes the stigma out of mental illnesses and gives positive options for healing. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. ...
  • Becky Nelson
    Mar 26, 2019
    I learned a lot for hearing other's depression stories but at the same time it made me depressed so I couldn't decide how many stars to give this book. I did like the suggestions on how to reach out to those with mental illness. ...
  • Beth
    Jan 09, 2019
    Very well done book! A great help for those who help people with depression ...
  • Christina Hogewoning
    Apr 02, 2019
    I am not a reader, and when I do actually read a book, I rarely get to the end. But I read this book in less than 5 days. I think this was especially powerful to me for a number of reasons. One being that Jane isn't a doctor or mental health specialist. Instead, she has dealt wit...
  • Kendall
    Jan 29, 2019
    As someone who struggles with depression, I want my parents, my friends, my ward members, my bishop and anyone else I interact with in a church setting to read this book. It gives a beautiful window into what it feels like to live with depression. I had to read the first few chapters o...
  • Lori S.
    Feb 11, 2019
    Valuable information on depression for those who battle depression and those who work to understand, love, and care for them. ...
  • Brittany Lesueur
    Jan 27, 2019
    4.5 stars. This book was amazing. I love the way Jane confronts the negative stigma that is associated with depression in the LDS culture specifically. It is an ideal read for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who may know somebody who battles with mental illne...
  • Amy Harding
    Jan 14, 2019
    With an expert journalistic background, personal experience with depression, and a gift for connecting with the inner most parts of the human soul, Jane Clayson Johnson has captivated the core experience and intensity of emotions of suffering from mental illness in a whole and comprehe...
  • belle liang
    Jan 27, 2019
    With the narrative momentum of an award-winning investigative journalist, and the sensitivity of a fellow sojourner, Jane Clayson Johnson has expertly and lovingly drawn out the stories of those who have suffered silently with depression. She serves as trusted confidante, therapist, an...
  • Delise
    Jan 09, 2019
    Wish everyone I know would read this book. Compassionately and knowledgeably written. Difficult reading at times but so necessary to get a glimpse into life for so many. May we continue sharing, connecting and loving. ...
  • Kristina
    Apr 16, 2019
    4.5* This was incredibly hard for me to read, which I was not expecting. I?m not much of a crier but this one touched on some raw feelings, and it took me right back to my lowest points. Overall, I finished this book feeling more down than up, but that?s because of my own unresolve...
  • Val
    Jan 22, 2019
    When I hear people say "everyone should read this book" or "this book is a life-changer," I sometimes roll my eyes at what I am sure is exaggeration to increase book sales. It is with no exaggeration or book sales motive that I recommend THIS book unreservedly as a book everyone should...
  • Lindsay Bartholomew
    Jan 17, 2019
    I absolutely loved this book! I, myself, have struggled with depression and found so much hope and validation in this book. Jane is incredibly vulnerable as she shares her own personal battle with depression. She also does a wonderful job sharing other individual's stories of their str...
  • Tristen Smith
    Feb 06, 2019
    This book has given me the courage to do things and open up in ways concerning my depression and anxiety disorder like never before. I want to help in the battle to do away with the stigma of mental illness, and this book has helped me to see that I can make a difference, while being p...