New Book Offers Ray of Hope for Women Struggling with Depression

Women in the quagmire of despair and depression are set to get a dose of inspiration and encouragement following the release of the new book, "The Faith of Hannah."

Washington, DC, March 27, 2016 --( Written by Fatima Y. Alexander, "The Faith of Hannah" is the honest testimony of the author’s descent into despair, and how she found freedom from her guilt and low sense of self-worth. She recounts the horror of an abusive relationship, twenty years of depression, and a seemingly endless downward spiral. When it appears she’s in the bottom of her own personal abyss, Fatima finds purpose in the task of sharing her story, realizing she can help others understand that they are not alone in their pain and there is a way out of even the worst predicament.

The first chapter of 1Samuel tells the story of Hannah, a barren woman who prayed fervently to God for a son. She was relentless and God rewarded her faith. Like Hannah, Fatima demonstrated unwavering faith during her long season of trials and trusted in God's grace and omnipotence to sustain her.

"The Faith of Hannah" is Fatima's debut book. When asked about the motivation to tell her story she said: "Through all that I have endured, I have chosen to use my trials as a testimony, instead of letting them destroy me, in hopes of helping someone who finds them self in a similar storm understand that how far you have fallen in life doesn’t matter, what matters is if you are courageous enough to face the reality of what your life really is, so that you can be made whole again."

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) women are more likely to suffer from depression than men. "The Faith of Hannah" is timely resource of hope, healing and renewal. Aside from the inspiration and encouragement, the book includes relevant scripture and interactive exercises to help readers dig deeper into their psyche and take a realistic assessment of their lives.

The Faith of Hannah is available in paperback and Kindle format. For further details visit:

About Author

First-time author Fatima Y. Alexander has a story to tell other women. After leaving an abusive relationship and overcoming 20 years of depression, she is ready to help other women embark on their own journey toward recovery.
Fatima Alexander