“I couldn’t understand why everyone thought that I was turning into a bad example or had bad health. My health was fine and I wasn’t going to let other people tell me different. I just couldn’t understand why it felt as if they all had it in for me. I wasn’t unstable and I wasn’t about to let my worries take over everything; at least I thought I could cope with them, but really couldn’t. My worries were mine alone and what they thought about me really didn’t bother me as I had learned the skill to ignore others. It is no skill though, rather a behaviour you learn to adapt in certain situations.”
The highly anticipated, moving journey of one man’s journey with Mental Health has finally been written and is available to buy! Matthew Clifton has had Mental Health, in particular – depression and anxiety, since 14 years of age and still has the illness now, but despite this, he is using his own journey to offer support and guidance to those who are going through Mental Health now. His journey has had many positives and negatives and continues, but one thing remains, his passion to get the understanding of Mental Health into society and to make everyone see that mental health isn’t a bad thing and should be understood a lot more than it currently is.
Teenage Depression Versus Me shares a very emotional, true-life story of one student, Matt Clifton and his battle with depression and anxiety. Launched in July 2014, Matt has gained a great fan base who support his passion and efforts to making depression more of a priority. He is completely open in his book and has shared emotion, regrets and much more in his book, from his suicide attempts to being isolated and bullied for being different, Matt doesn’t want to sugar-coat his depression as he feels it has made him who he is today and he cannot not be honest with his readers in his debut book.
“Matthew’s continued journey with Mental health may be challenging, but he has inspired so many with the help he gives out and he never is a taker! So when he asked me to read his book Teenage Depression Versus me, I felt privileged. Not only does his story share emotion and the sense of understanding, he also has gone into deep detail about how having mental health has affected him. Something I have never read or seen before! I found his story to date relatable and very readable. He shared the good days with us, as well as the bad days and identified the issue that Mental health sufferers endure most of the time, the bullying. I felt relieved to hear he is working with a publisher who cares about the author, as Matthew deserves his story to be noticed and success. Without reserve, I strongly recommend his book.” Edna Shearwood
“Having read Matt’s book, I have felt his pain and his regrets. Matt admits a great deal of worry, paranoia and weakness in his book and it does give me some sort of happiness! Not in a bad way though, more of a good way, because I felt alone with mental health and didn’t feel I was being understood. Matt’s website and more recent his book have showed to me, that he understands mental health and I am sure many others will benefit from reading his book Teenage Depression versus Me, he made me feel that I am no longer alone and that I can find most answers needed in his book about mental health. It was very moving and I did cry a few times reading his book. But they were happy tears to know that Matt did not succeed with his suicide attempts and continues living today and helping mental health with all his passion. He trails through his hate for his school. his lonely days and the worry of losing friends…….something which isn’t understood enough. Friends have a key role in mental health yet some turn their backs on us and Matt shows this happened to him too. 100% recommended! Good luck!” Jeremy Osbourne
Matt And His Book
Catherine Purchased Her Copy
Emma did too.
Jan Liked Reading Teenage Depression Versus Me
Lisa Completely Understands
Bex Knows What Depression Is Like
Sam Is Supporting Teenage Depression Versus Me
Another Great Supporter Of Teenage Depression Versus Me, Sam
Even Stephen Fry Tweeted About Teenage Depression Versus Me!