What is it like to live with depression? To feel you are in a black hole with no way to escape? Christina Taylor presents an honest account of what it was like for her, keeping a smile on her face for the benefit of the outside world, as she battled daily with conflicting and abnormal emotions and behaviours. Finally, no longer able to keep up the facade, she attempted suicide.Depression, once a taboo subject, is now a recognised and treatable mental illness. For anyone living with depression or living with someone else who is suffering from depression this is an invaluable insight into the world of the "black hole".
First time author, Christina Taylor, describes herself as an "educated bogan". She grew up in the Tasmanian suburb of Rokeby where unemployment, drugs and crime were the norm before moving to Melbourne. Christina has been writing since she was seven.