All Blacks Don't Cry: A Story of Hope

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Apr 4, 2011 - Depressed persons - 233 pages
I've been to hell and I'm back. If you're in that same place, then I understand what you're going through. 'John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wingers New Zealand, and world, rugby had ever seen. A prominent and revered figure at the dawn of the professional age of rugby, he seemed to live a charmed life. But nobody knew, though, that behind closed doors 'JK' was living a life of torment. Afflicted with depression for many years including those as a high-profile sportsman. Kirwan was able to survive by reaching out, seeking help from those closest to him. All Blacks Don't Cry is John Kirwan's story of hope, of working through the pain and living a full life. It is a poignant, inspirational and helpful example for anybody battling depression. At my worst moments, I lost all sense of hope for the future. As I began to slowly get better, I began to be able to say to myself, 'this will pass, you'll get through this. Hang on to hope.'
 

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I'd recommend this book to any proud male suffering from depression. It would also make a good gift for someone suffering in silence. Is this the best book about depression? No. However, this book is ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
3
REACHING OUT FOR HELP
9
PART CHAPTER
17
PART CHAPTER
23
THE LITTLE SWALLOWING THE JOURNEY TO WELLNESS
90
FEED THE BODY FEED THE NOURISH YOUR SOUL
104
LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE
121
FAMILY IS THE CENTRE
128
NORMAL SADNESS WILL LIFES EBB AND FLOW
168
GIVING YOUR WAY TO HAPPINESS
177
GOING PUBLIC
180
SAVING LIVES
184
HOW TO HELP
187
AN ILLNESS FOR OUR TIME
191
MY FAVOURITE WORD
194
Q A
195

GREATNESS IS SIMPLER THAN YOU THINK
138
WHATS IN A WORD?
151
HONOUR YOURSELF REACH YOUR
161
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
233
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John Kirwan was a winger for the New Zealand All Black rugby team from 1984 to 1994. After his retirement, he become an advocate for depression awareness in New Zealand and fronted a high-profile television campaign. He is the author of All Blacks Don't Cry and Stand by Me: Helping Your Teen Through Tough Times. He is also a rugby coach.

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