Monday, September 7, 2009

Beyond the Edge review & GIVEAWAY!! CLOSED

This giveaway is CLOSED. Congratulations to Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family for winning!



Beyond the edge (taken from publisher's website)

One woman's journey out of post-natal depression and anxiety

Hazel Rolston

'Broken, desperate and humiliated, I entered the house. When I saw Steve and Katherine, my heart felt like it was going to explode in agony. They did not deserve this madness in their lives ...'

Cut off by a dense fog of post-natal depression and anxiety, Hazel Rolston felt pushed beyond the edge. But when the grim voice of Despair offered her the path of suicide, she knew instinctively that this was not God's way for her.

Hazel doesn't offer us a formula for instant escape. But she does remind us that God is there, even if our feelings say the opposite. No matter how bad things feel, God is faithful to his wounded, broken people beyond the edge.

Read an extract

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MY REVIEW

It is always good to know you aren't the only one who has struggled with this. I survived 3 bouts of serious post-partum (or post-natal) depression and really have only felt "back to normal" for a few months. Hazel is incredibly open with her struggle and I really appreciated her honesty. If you are experiencing post-partum depression or know someone who is than Beyond the Edge would be a great book for you to read.

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This giveaway will end on September 21 st, 2009. This giveaway is open to readers in Canada and the USA.

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79 comments:

MoziEsmé said...

I haven't experienced serious postpartum depression, but close enough that I could understand someone going through it to some extent. Sounds like a fascinating book.

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Debs Desk said...

I have never experienced postpartum depression but I had a friend who had it mildly. It did go away after only a few months but during the first few months she did not bound with her daughter.
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AmandaSue said...

I haven't suffered from post-partum depression although my sister did and it was a difficult time to overcome, I have suffered from other forms of depression though. Thanks for the chance to read this book.

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cpullum said...

I beleive I have and it's awful to go throug. I would love to read the book!
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Wanda said...

I have a friend who has suffered post-partum depression with each of her kids but she's a wonderful mother.
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Lee P said...

I believe I had post-partum depression mildly, but I didn't know what it was and didn't understand it. I was suppose to be happy and I wasn't. That was with my first born, with my second child I was fine. I would love to read this book. Thank you for this giveaway, Tara, and please count me in.

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Alice H said...

I didn't experience all out depression but I certainly had the baby blues - thank you for the chance. This sounds like an important book. alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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Stacie said...

I had PPD 11 years ago with the birth of my first daughter. It was a difficult experience for me that took me over a year to recover from.

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Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

Yep, I'm on round two - it's me. Starting to suspect I'm actually a bit bipolar though.

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slb3334 said...

I haven't but I have friends who have.

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Beth said...

I haven't had any personal experience with post-partum depression, but the subject is fascinating.

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renee said...

I never experianceed postpatum depression or know of anyone that did.
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cqueen2 said...

my best friend is going though it now(postpartum depression)

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sounds great

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danosor said...

I am a subscriber.

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Nicole said...

I had a very mild case with my last child. Thank God it wasn't more serious for me!!

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I and everyone else I know has never suffered from post-partum depression - that's why I'd like to read about it and LEARN!

Nickolay said...

My Aunt had a short experience with it after her second child. It was hard to watch

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Anonymous said...

I had postpartum depression when my son was born and at that time everyone believed it was not a true disease.





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Misusedinnocence said...

My Mom had it after having me.

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Diane said...

My children are adopted, but two close friends have sadly gone through this.
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Carol EL said...

I haven't had any personal experience with post-partum depression. jelly15301@gmail.com

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Terry H. said...

I have experience depression where I had no interest in things I used to enjoy. I still have a little of it still even though I am on an antidepressant medicine.

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Marianna said...

I had severe depression following my first son's birth.

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AEKZ2 said...

My best friend is on medication for depression-- she had twins last year. It has been tough, but she's doing much better.

Renee G said...

I didn't have serious post partum depression, but I have experienced through others.

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mommyjen99 said...

I haven't personally experienced it but I am a nurse at an ob/gyn and see it affecting a few of my patients. I would love to win this book and have a copy in the exam room for patients to read.

kngmckellar said...

I have experienced depression but not postpartum.

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Candie L said...

I have not, but I have had people I have suspected. Thank you

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FDP 4 Life said...

i haven't experienced post-partum depression or known anyone who has. I do it believe it's very real and hope that it doesn't ever happen to me or my loved ones.

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edmontonjb said...

I don't know anybody who has suffered from postpartum depression but would love to get some insight into the topic.
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demmi said...

a friend did con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

johnpratt@ecologyfund.net had a friend who experienced it some with her last child but got thru it alright.

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dvice said...

Thankfully we haven't

Miranda said...

i experienced both and deal with anxiety everyday

naynays1 said...

I actually think I mildly suffered from this after my second child. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Luckily, no.

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Gianna said...

Not that I know of.

purango said...

I think everybody experiences it to some degree. I haven't known anyone who has exoerienced a severe case. garrettsambo@aol.com

 
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