Many therapists understand severe depression. Many fewer have actually experienced it firsthand.
Martha Manning is one of those few therapists. Years ago, after a particularly rough battle with depression, a close friend referred her to a psychiatric treatment facility for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), where she spent the next six months.
In the process, she not only came across a colorful cast of characters, but also discovered the depth of the love a family can give. At the close of an impromptu karaoke session with the facility’s other residents, Manning’s daughter, in attendance in the audience, had a surprising reaction that proved transformative for her mother.
Listen to Manning’s moving story