Learning and practicing patience are critical and invaluable skills: Debra Atlas

Asha Bajaj
3 min readOct 23, 2021

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Canadian-Media: A review of Debra Atlas’s book ‘You Aren’t Depression’s Victim’ is given by Asha Bajaj, editorial director, publisher, and marketing of Canadian-Media.

In her book ‘You Aren’t Depression’s Victim’, Debra Atlas empowers readers with uplifting messages and thought-provoking possibilities through her own experiences, pitfalls, and enlightenment.

Having lived through deep wells of depression in her life, Atlas learned to recognize the signs of oncoming depression and how to step back from its edge.

​This book helps readers recognize depression, offering tools to help them step back before it hits them. It provides a philosophical and psychological analysis of the devastating state of depression.​

Image: Book cover. Image credit: Debra Atlas

Atlas provides useful lessons on how to be grateful for the blessings in life and the importance of being kind and thoughtful to others in their times of need, all of which help ward off feelings of helplessness.

From childhood, Atlas felt like an odd person out with feelings of being not good enough and not belonging. From age 2, Atlas felt a deep sense of inadequacy and worthlessness. She kept her depression hidden from family and friends until the age of 14 when she attempted suicide. Family and friends never recognized the signs of her depression.

Through these revelations Debra raises awareness to the world community about the signs of depression.

When Atlas faced an overwhelming emotional crisis, a chance meeting with a therapist and the therapy that followed became a lifeline that opened the door to life-changing insights and tools that helped her gain clarity, confidence, and equilibrium. Through hard work, Atlas discovered that we have a choice not to be a victim of depression, which unfolded her path to living a balanced and fulfilled life. ​

The book inspires readers in the thought process that it is not what we get from the



Asha Bajaj

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