Jennifer Cunningham Pens New Poetry Book to Cope with Depression

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‘Dark Angels’ provides supportive themes, emotional poems for fellow sufferers of depression, mental illness.

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In order to cope with ongoing depression, author Jennifer Cunningham wrote her new book of poetry titled “Dark Angels: A Book of Sins” (published by AuthorHouse).

“When I was young I was influenced by a friend to write out my emotions,” Cunningham says. “I struggled with my inner demons and I doubted my existence and purpose.”

From the depths of depression to overcoming the life-altering mental illness, Cunningham’s collection of poetry covers the gambit of emotions one feels when affected by depression. She says that in writing out her experiences, she was able to cope with, and ultimately triumph over, depression and its effects on her life as a mother and wife.

“I think that as social media and this new era of computers and technology takes over, people will forget how to just simply talk to each other,” Cunningham says. “As this grows, we are going to be dealing with more suicides, more crime and, unfortunately, more forgotten, lost youth who do not know how to talk, open up and bleed, which means they will take out aggression, anger and hurt in more destructive ways.”

Cunningham hopes her book will bring learning and understanding to those who experience depression and those who are outsiders to mental illness.

An excerpt from “Dark Angels”:

“Alone, scared, crying
Thinking all about me dying
The blade pressed upon my skin
Praying for the strength to push it in”

Dark Angels
By Jennifer Cunningham
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 198 pages | ISBN 9781496953650
E-Book | 198 pages | ISBN 9781496953667
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jennifer Cunningham has been writing since she was a girl. Her first publication was for a contest in 1991 at the age of 15 for the National Library of Poetry. She was born and raised in Iowa. As a teenager, she suffered from depression and has fought it ever since. She was later diagnosed with post-partum depression. Two marriages and two children later, she finally found happiness.

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