It was no coincidence that I chose October as the month to launch Beyond the Blue. October 1988 is the month when my Uncle Gavin succumbed to depression, unfortunately unable to get the help they needed (in part because of their male label), and so this book is written in their memory:
“Blue is the color that represents the male sex label, but it is also the color of melancholy, depression, and the ice-blue chill of death. One sometimes leads to the other, as it did late one night on a forest track in the woods at Braeside of Lethen, Nairn, Scotland. Their name was Gavin Warren, the year was 1988, and my “uncle” was 32 years old when they died by suicide.”
It is my hope that this book can help people, so they can get Beyond the Blue of their depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, and trauma.
Chris Warren-Dickins LLB MA LPC
Psychotherapist, author of Beyond the Blue, and LGBTQ+ advocate
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