“James Bean has shown insight and understanding of the darkest moments of many people’s lives as well as ideas on how one could begin to create a life worth living even out of the depths of despair.” -– Rhonda Duncombe, LMFT, LADC
Las Vegas, NV — In WHEN THE HUMOR IS GONE (Archway Publishing, $30.99), Las Vegas comedian James Bean reveals his struggle with depression, which led him to the brink of suicide; and, how life-changing revelations, as he was about to take razor blades to his wrists, allowed him to begin to fight his way back. In a frank and life-affirming narrative of his journey, Bean offers a personal account of how he went about getting therapy, obtaining family support, and finding purpose and meaning in the world.
“I want to help others understand the suicidal mind, and see through the façade that many who think these thoughts are hiding behind,” said Bean. “I hope that my book will encourage people who are struggling with depression to seek help, and also be cathartic for suicide survivors who are simultaneously coping with loss, and left with so many unanswered questions and feelings of guilt.”
In the book’s 13 chapters, Bean not only recounts his own life and struggle with depression, but also offers a litany of theories from several experts on the mind’s state. Hailing from Las Vegas, which leads the country in suicide rates, Bean explores alarmingly affected populations, from teenagers to members of the military, as well as the loved ones they leave behind.
“This book is my love letter to the world, my legacy of care, hope, and empathy for those who are living under the gripping vice of depression,” writes Bean.
About James Bean
James Bean, a professional stand-up comedian and executive casino host at Caesars Palace, earned both his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Memphis. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with his daughter. For more information, visit him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Author-James-Bean/147844588615978