Clinical Depression and The Stalker Within


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By Francisco Talavera, Pharm.D., Ph.d.

ISBN: 978-1-84991-962-3
Published: 2013
Pages: 96
Key Themes: Mental Health, Clinical Depression


In the fall of 1986 I survived a suicide attempt after feeling desponded and tired of dealing with my clinical depression. I had done everything within my power to overcome my feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, and helplessness. Nothing worked.

In this book I describe my journey out of that labyrinth. I wrote the book hoping to help others achieve the sense of peace that eludes those who feel desponded and hopelessly depressed. This does not mean that I have all the answers. I only hope that if you ever think that your life is not worth living that my words help you understand why it is worth it to live another day.

About the Author

Born in 1957 Dr. Talavera struggled with clinical depression at an early age. Just when he thought he had reached the end of the road and survived a suicide attempt, Dr. Talavera was able to put his life back together. Although he continued to struggle with depression he managed to finish a masters degree in science at North Dakota State University and a doctoral degree in science at Washington State University. He then went on to pursue a postdoctoral in reproductive endocrinology at the University of Michigan. Throughout his graduate work he also published several scientific articles in well respected peer reviewed journals. Following his postdoctoral training he pursued a doctorate degree in pharmacy at Creighton University.

He is currently Editor-in-Chief for the WebMD Medscape Drug Reference and an adjunct assistant professor at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Pharmacy. He is also the Author of Pharmacy Review, Pearls of Wisdom ,Boston Medical Publishing Corporation 2001 and Rapid Fire Pharmacy Review, Jones and Bartlett Publishers 2006.

While in pursuit of his graduate work Dr. Talavera found a sense of purpose in volunteer work. He volunteered as a crisis line counselor for suicide prevention in Pullman, Washington. He then moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to pursue his postdoctoral work and volunteered as a counselor at Ozone House, a program that helps runaway homeless kids and taught life skills to kids living at Miller House, a group home. He also volunteered as a mentor at Project Transition, a center for the mentally challenged and worked part-time as a counselor at Dawn Farm, a detox and drug rehab program in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

The skills that he developed while doing volunteer work gave him the foundation to use techniques aimed at tackling his clinical depression and achieve a sense of peace. For the past fifteen years that sense of peace has strengthened.

Today he is happily married with two kids looking forward to help others achieve the sense of peace that eludes those who feel desponded and hopelessly depressed.

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