Down to 1: Depression Stories

Where was this book when I needed it most?!!? Especially when I lost my sister and everything seemed dark and gloomy. No boyfriend, no prospects, no sense of joy, same as Margie, my sister’s kumare . Nothing excited us anymore except maybe sex,..and even then only with a few choice objects!

Ester Dipasupil, Desk Editor, Philippine Daily Inquirer

“I appreciate the candid revelations of the ten people interviewed by Dr. Holmes for this book, regarding their very personal experiences with depression. Their stories make this book unique – the first of its kind in the Philippines. I hope that this will encourage those who think that depression is a stigma, to come out in the open and seek help or to help others. Congratulations to Dr. Holmes and the FCD 10!”

Narzalina Z. Lim, A mom with first-hand experience with mental illness

“I read Dr Holmes’s book and I was enthralled by the way she carried the sensitivity of the issue. I salute the book’s subjects and their honesty which only she could uncover. Great, great reference book and who knows, this will the bible for some.”

Dr Rosalinda Talampas, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, St Luke’s Hospital



  1. cristy samonte

    hi. i’m from ibc-13. we’ll be launching a health program next year entitled Rx:Nutrisyon at Kalusugan and one of the segments is about depression. i would like to have the author of the book as my resource person for this. if ever interested, we are requesting for an interview appointment with her as soon as possible, in her most convenient time. thank you

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