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10 books about depression
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How Hard It Really Is: A Short, Honest Book About Depression by J S Park
Category: Mental Health
This book was published 4 years ago by TWE Media and takes approximately 6.7 hours to read.
Depression is a rumor, until it is reality, and then it's as if nothing else was ever real. Still, no one will believe you. I find it hard to believe it myself. This book is for those who believe, and for those who want to. Depression is encased in misconceptions. The pain of going through a mental illness is already hard enough; to add myths only makes it that much more unbearable. By investigating the mystery of depression, it's possible to remove some of the fog around the fog. It's in sharing what we go through that we are empowered to make it through together. This book is a conversation so we can talk differently about depression, with the thoughtfulness it deserves. It's for both the person wrestling with depression and for those who want to help. How Hard It Really Is covers: - The science behind depression - The helpful (and unhelpful) dialogue around mental illness - The debate between seeing it as a choice and disease - Stories of survivors - A secret culture of suicide worship - An interview with a depressed doctor - The problem with finding a "cure" - A myriad of voices from nearly two-hundred surveys conducted over a year
Unfuck Your Brain: Getting Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers with science (5-Minute Therapy) by Faith Harper PhD LPC-S ACS ACN
Category: Personal Transformation
This book was published 4 years ago by Microcosm Publishing and takes approximately 6.4 hours to read.
Our brains do their best to help us out, but every so often they can be real assholes - having melt downs, getting addicted to things, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. With humour, science, and lots of good-ole swearing, Dr. Faith explains what's going on in your skull, and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of everyday life, and to deal effectively with trauma (particularly post-traumatic stress disorder).
It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered by Lysa TerKeurst
Category: Women's Issues
This book was published 3 years ago by Thomas Nelson and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God's goodness. Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor.
Depression, Anxiety, and Other Things We Don't Want to Talk About by Ryan Casey Waller
This book was published this year by Thomas Nelson and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
A pastor and licensed psychotherapist himself suffering from depression and anxiety takes on the relationship of mental health and faith while addressing the role of self-care, compassion, and restoration. Everyone knows someone who suffers from anxiety, depression, or another form of mental illness, but a stigma around mental health remains--especially in the church. Ryan Casey Waller--pastor, therapist, and cosufferer--has experienced firsthand the jarring dissonance of wrestling with mental health while trying to maintain a vibrant Christian faith. It can be a discouraging, lonely battle. But it doesn't have to be. In this book, Waller emphasizes that mental health issues are not a symptom of a spiritual failing or insufficient faith; rather, suffering is the very thing our Savior seeks to heal as he leads us toward restoration. Combining practical theology, clinical insights, and deep compassion, Waller invites readers to see why we need conversations in the church about mental health and how to have them; discover why seeking knowledge about one's self is critical to growing deeper in relationship with God; understand the basics of brain health, the intersection of biology and spirituality, and why emotional intelligence deserves more attention; learn practical steps such as how to find a therapist, distinguish between a psychiatrist and a psychologist, and afford treatment; and become equipped to support loved ones with mental illness while promoting healthy self-care.
the things I didn't say in therapy by Logan Duane
Category: Women Authors
This book was published last year by Independently published and takes approximately 4.7 hours to read.
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I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrence Real
This book was published 23 years ago by Scribner and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
A study of the hidden epidemic of male depression draws on case studies to examine the causes of the ailment and how men can heal themselves, repair relationships, and break the chain of depression
Ache. by Lillian Olson
Category: Women Authors
This book was published 4 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 4.7 hours to read.
Ache is a powerful and vivid collection of free verse poetry that intimately explores the emotional impact of depression and anxiety as it manifests and transforms over time. This is a raw and honest personal account of mental illness offered to those looking to consider, to understand or to feel, in some small way, known. Ache is a unique journey that holds strange beauty in its truth.
Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety by David D. Burns
Category: Anxieties & Phobias
This book was published last year by PESI Publishing & Media and takes approximately 15.1 hours to read.
Do you sometimes feel ]€]. Down, depressed, or unhappy? Anxious, panicky, or insecure? Guilty or ashamed? Inferior, inadequate, or worthless? Lonely, unwanted, or alone? For decades, we've been told that negative feelings like depression and anxiety are the result of what's wrong with us, like a personality defect, a "mental disorder," or a chemical imbalance in your brain. These messages create feelings of shame and make it sound like we're broken and need to be "fixed." Now, Dr. David Burns, author of the best-selling and highly acclaimed Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy reveals that our negative moods do not result from what's wrong with us, but rather ]€] what's right with us. And when you listen and suddenly "hear" what your negative thoughts and feelings are trying to tell you, suddenly you won't need them anymore, and recovery will be just a stone's throw away. In this innovative book, Feeing Great, Dr. Burns, describes a new and revolutionary high-speed treatment for depression and anxiety based on 40 years of research and more than 40,000 hours treating individuals with severe mood problems. The goal is not just a rapid and complete elimination of negative feelings, but the development of feelings of joy and enlightenment. Dr. Burns will provide you with inspiring and mind-blowing case studies along with more than 50 amazing tools to crush the negative thoughts that rob you of happiness and self-esteem. You can change the way you feel! You owe it to yourself to FEEL GREAT!
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