The Mental Well-being of Women in Western Countries

The Mental Well-being of Women in Western Countries Sex Roles (2011) 65:291–292 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-9967-7 BOOK REVIEW Women and Depression: Recovery and Resistance. By Michelle N. Lafrance, New York, Routledge, 2009. 233 pp. $32.50 (softcover). ISBN: 978-0-415-40431-0 Prathiba Nagabhushan Published online: 2 April 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 Michelle Lafrance, in her book “Women and Depression: stories of recovery from depression and the other on Recovery and Resistance”, expresses her strong convic- women’s accounts (N=14) of the ways in which they tion that while an understanding of women’ssuffering is nurture themselves in their everyday lives, Lafrance has essential, attention to the ways in which women become distinctively provided new insights about women’spain, and live well is also vitally important. Based on the healing, and their lives in general. research conducted in Western countries, including the Lafrance in the second chapter titled, “Narratives of United States, Canada, Western Europe, and Australia, Depression” provides an exploratory account of the this book is written with two specific objectives; i) to women’s stories of depression, investigating “the common explore the ways in which women talk about ‘recover- themes recurring throughout the accounts of their experi- ing’ from depression and nurturing their own health and ences of depression and despair: stories of Sex Roles Springer Journals

The Mental Well-being of Women in Western Countries

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