Reasons to Stay Alive

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library.

"Destined to become a modern classic." --Entertainment Weekly

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE?

At the age of 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost des...show more

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272 pages

Average rating: 7.62

37 RATINGS

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reneete
Feb 22, 2024
8/10 stars
Thank you.
margardenlady
Dec 27, 2023
8/10 stars
Very accessible description of depression and anxiety, along with lots of tips about coping and how to support loved ones who struggle with this.
Anonymous
Oct 14, 2023
8/10 stars
I do not enjoy books on depression because I have it and have had for over 20 years. However this was not uncomfortable or upsetting to read. On the contrary Matt haigs dry Witt had me chuckling to myself. The way it was incorporated into descriptions relating to some pretty crap times was genius! The only reason I have given it 4 stars is because it didn't help me as much as I had hoped! However in many ways it has given me some positive points ...read more
Anonymous
May 01, 2023
10/10 stars
I will be honest. I was expecting this book to be just another useless self-help book. I was wrong...

Matt Haig is a wonderful author. He tell the story of his struggle with mental illness and the different things that helped him overcome it. Depression and anxiety come in different forms for everyone, but Haig did a wonderful job at giving small tips and tricks of things that can help you feel better. The book was also mixed with informative insi...read more
MeganWintrip
Dec 21, 2022
10/10 stars
This has to be the most relatable thing I have read on my entire life. Just the knowing that somebody has/is going through exactly what you are going through is comforting. The knowing that you aren't alone, the knowing that you can get through this, the knowing there will be days where you struggle and days where you exceed. Accepting that relapse can happen and that it is not a sign of failure, it's a sign that your body, your head and your sou...read more

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