about the surprising advantages of the depressive state, with the view
that people with mental conditions can lead extraordinary lives.
Tom has developed an entirely new system of representing the
broad spectrum of emotional states experienced by people with mental
conditions. His revolutionary ideas about redefining functionality and
scale provide a powerful set of tools for those looking to turn their
perceived ‘illness’ into a vehicle for a rich, fulfilling and
Drawing from historical and literary examples ranging from the
lives of the Saints to Buddhist parables to pop culture heroes like the
X-Men, The Depression Advantage demonstrates that physical,
mental, emotional and spiritual pain can be a catalyst for personal
growth and transcendent understanding.