Silent Stories of Mental Pain and Survival Cries is based on true stories, which are composed of the author's fieldwork. The effort of documenting the living stories of depression survival is perceived as one of the author's advocacy works to allow the public to understand the hardships of depressive survivors in their everyday lives. This collection highlights that financial constraints, workplace stress, broken relationships, abuses, and superstitious fear are among the socioecological factors that lead to depression. However, depression is not the end of the world. It is not a lonely journey going through the twists and turns of living with depression. There is always help available around us.
Nur Zafifa Kamarunzaman is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Seremban Campus. She obtained her Ph.D. at Universiti Sains Malaysia in the area of Community Development. Her research interests include mental health and illnesses, the sociology of gender, social network analysis, and organizational behavior. She has written numerous papers and manuals on various social issues, in addition to leading researches funded by national grants. She is also passionate about community work that involves the B40 group.