"Well-written and informative, Rise from Darkness is highly recommended to those who suffer from Depression, to therapists, and to the friends and family of the chronically depressed. An enormously helpful book, it was written by someone who brought himself out of depression through behavioral psychology - a true warrior who had been in the trenches - rather than a theoretical pencil-pusher." -Portsmouth Review
"Covers depression from every conceivable angle with great erudition and empathy. There is so much information here, and Hall is so clear in his understanding of the subject - both intellectually and from personal experience - that it's a thoroughly effective guide. It's agreeably light on self-reference and instead gives a broad-stroke vision of all causes and cures for depression, and should be very helpful to those afflicted." -Self-Publishing Review
"RISE FROM DARKNESS is arranged in astraightforward manner, with explanations of the mechanisms of depression,examples of ways that depression keeps its hold on people, and a myriad of"maps" to get out of it. Written by a survivor, RISE FROM DARKNESS presents pathways up and outof depression that are understandable, realistic, and doable." -Indiereader
"I can barely explain how much I appreciate this book. Kristian writes sympathetically, simplified, extremely well, and not least understandably. EVERYONE should read this book. Not only people suffering from depression. Next of kin, depression survivors and generally happy people. We could all use these techniques in our lives, especially knowledge and insight about ourselves and our reality filters." -elisecathrin.com
From the Back Cover
Imagine being Administrator of NASA the day after John F. Kennedy promised to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. It must have seemed overwhelming. You cannot complete such complex projects in a single go; you need to divide them into many small and achievable tasks. Then, just take on the individual tasks one at a time. You can follow the same strategy to overcome depression.
Kristian Hall went through eleven years of deep depression as a teenager and student. Heovercame his depression by practicing techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy and positive psychology. His personal development did not stop there - he used the same techniques to overcome life's other challenges, and to become a thoroughly happy person.
You can improve your life a lot - and your path may start with this book!