WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the release of author Loretta Juras' Live in Hope, readers, especially those who are going through depression, can now have a dependable tool to understand and learn how to fight the ailment through the author's triumphant journey.

Live in Hope chronicles Juras' journey through fifty years of suffering from depression, beginning with her childhood, family history, and upbringing. Narrating the disconnected feeling of loneliness and the compulsive need to rein in her emotions at their isolated farmhouse, and even throughout her passage to adulthood, Juras also describes how her need for spiritual support as much as for therapy-the want to believe in God- helped her out of her "darkness". Eventually, at age sixty-five, Juras would find the much-awaited release she had been looking for, an end to the melancholic suffering. She reveals the role of Paxil, an antidepressant, in her healing. Readers who have been through or who are going through the same rough road will be able to completely relate with Juras' experience and find hope.

Live in Hope also includes a "first-aid kit for the clinically depressed," a list of ways to gain temporary relief, which had helped Juras hold on until a more permanent solution could be found. For more information on this book, readers can log on to www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author

Author Loretta Juras, SFO, lives in Wilmington, Delaware. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Delaware. She retired in 1990 after forty years as a health care worker. She continues to study, volunteers as a Eucharistic Minister to hospital patients, and serves as minister to a local Fraternity of Secular Franciscans.


               Live in Hope * by Loretta Juras, SFO
               FIRST AID FOR THE CLINICALLY DEPRESSED
                 Publication Date: January 9, 2009
          Trade Paperback; $19.99; 153 pages; 978-1-4363-7030-1
          Trade Hardback; $29.99; 153 pages; 978-1-4363-7031-8

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