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Dealing With Demons: Understanding Clinical Depression from a Survivor's Perspective

by Tracilyn George

Dealing With Demons: Understanding Clinical Depression from a Survivor's Perspective

Do you or a loved one have a mental illness? Have you ever wondered what you can do to help? This book is your answer!To fully understand depression, you must listen intently and attentively to those of us afflicted. It is important for anyone with mental illness to be treated with kindness, respect and dignity, not with stigma, bias and scorn for we are fighting a battle beyond one's vision and comprehension. Just because we don't look sick, it doesn't mean we aren't. The purpose of this book is to look at mental illness from the inside out from one survivor's point of view.


About Tracilyn George

Tracilyn George was born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada.  She began writing at the age of 12. 

With encouragement from teachers throughout her junior high and high school years, she tried her hand at several genres. 

Tracilyn finds inspiration from the world around her.


She loves movies from the 40s and 50s. Her favorites are Singin’ in the Rain and Casablanca

Europe is her favorite travel destination. She finds inspiration from traveling.

She lived in the Canadian Arctic for a total of five years.

She loves learning about history and visiting historical sites.

She believes in reincarnation and guardian angels.

She enjoys watching sports especially American football and ice hockey.

She loves reading. Her favorite authors are Robertson Davies and Margaret Laurence.

She visited her uncle’s gravesite in northern Italy. He had been killed in WWII by a sniper.

Winter is her favorite season.

Halloween is her favorite day.

Has written 21 children’s books and is slowly getting them illustrated.

Enjoys cross stitching.


5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read

Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2017

Format: Paperback

This book has given me a so much information, it's truly a wonderful read.

Dawn Ottman, Captain

5.0 out of 5 stars Helped a Veteran to deal with PTSD

Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2017

Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase

The way in which the author's insight was put into words was wonderful. Often we know what/how we feel but words fail us. Now, I have the words!

My sincere gratitude,
Captain Dawn Ottman
(A veteran with PTSD which results in depression at times)

James Dunsworth

5.0 out of 5 stars So Glad I Found This! So much insight!

Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2014

Format: Kindle Edition

I've read Ms. George's book of poetry entitled, Sanctuaerie and found it helpful in understanding depressing. When I came across this book also written by Ms. George, I jumped at the chance to read it. I thought it was very insightful and helped me to understand even more in depth to those who have depression. It showed me how I can do my part to see them through their low times. If anyone wants to learn how to support friends and loved ones dealing with depression, I would highly suggest reading this book.