"The need for this book is obvious. Why Suicide is a must read for anyone who is a student of life."
-- John Shelby Spong, author of Eternal Life: A New Vision--Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell
Twice as many women as men will experience depression sometime in their lives, and episodes for women are likely to start at earlier ages, last longer, and recur more frequently, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (www.aafp.org). Many women are given medication to treat the disease, but medication alone does not always address the underlying emotions which trouble the mind and spirit. Counselor Elyse Fitzpatrick and Dr. Laura Hendrickson provide biblical guidance on how to balance medical intervention with biblical encouragement.
A 'landmark book.'--The New York Times
*When the dark days of winter approach, do you feel sluggish and slow? Is it a struggle to get out of bed each morning?
*Do you have difficulty focusing at work or in relationships, feel down in the dumps, or, worse still, get really depressed?
*Does it get harder than ever to stick to a healthy diet and control your weight?
Poetry. Asian American Studies. Winner of the 2005 December Prize. Reading Tao Lin is like looking the wrong way down Frank O'Hara's ear trumpet at a 21st century Mayakovski IM-ing Lili Brik. This book is fun, smart, manic and ecstatic; it puts on a clean shirt before it loads the gun. "YOU ARE A LITTLE BIT HAPPIER THAN I AM has the energy and oddness of a thing that is rising very fast that is not supposed to be rising, or that is supposed to be rising but for a moment you forget that, and for a moment this ordinary thing looks very strange and exciting"--Deb Olin Unferth. Tao Lin is 23 and lives in New York City. Visit his blog reader-of-depressing-books.blogspot.com.
Here's a revised and updated edition of the most readable book on depression. Folks who are feeling really depressed often don't feel much like reading, but You Can Beat Depressionis a very reader-friendly self-help guide. This important resource has been recognized by the National Institute of Mental Health D/ART program and the National Mental Health Association. Readers will find all-new information on bipolar disorder diagnosis and treatment, along with helpful material on prevention of depression, prevention of relapse after treatment, brief therapy interventions, exercise and other non-medical approaches, the Prozac controversy, and much more. Includes an up-to-date consumer guide to medications. Its comprehensive approach to self-assessment carefully guides readers to figure out when and how they can help themselves, when they need to seek professional treatment, and what to expect along the way.
Art for mental health, relaxation and stress reduction.
Daily meditations to help with depression and anxiety. Mental health is a topic that affects everyone, though so few are eager to discuss it. You Can Do All Things is a compendium of knowing-yet-supportive illustrations from The Latest Kate, whose thoughtful quotations encourage you to be mindful of your own mentality and to take care of yourself, regardless of image or lifestyle. Calming and supportive, the illustrations are also candid about the internal problems many people face in our hectic modern world.
Inspirational, gentle drawings of animals. The Latest Kate's inventive pairing of whimsical colors and friendly, smiling animals is the spoonful of sugar that makes the heavy subject matter approachable and non-threatening. You Can Do All Things is a welcome addition to any bookshelf or art wall, and its messages are equally applicable to adults and children. Anxiety sucks, but you don't. This book will show you how to get through the worst of it.
In this supportive book you'll find:
- Beautiful, whimsical, and colorful art
- Expressions of encouragement for any hardship you face
- A how-to guide for dealing with anxiety and depression
- Understanding and validation for your struggles
- Tips for every time you feel inadequate, overwhelmed, or down on yourself
- Cute animals that believe in you
Fans of The New Mood Therapy, The Happiness Trap, It s Your Weirdness That Makes You Wonderful, or the works of Liz Climo will love You Can Do All Things.
A Compassionate and Spiritual Approach to Rediscovering Joy
Using easy-to-follow techniques and practical advice, Philip Martin shows you how to ease depression through the spiritual practice of Zen. His lessons, full of gentle guidance and sensitivity, are a product of his experiences in using Zen practices and wisdom to alleviate his own depression.
Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of depression and recommends a meditation or reflection. With these tools, coping with depression becomes a way to mend the spirit while enriching the soul.