Talking to Depression: Simple Ways To Connect When Someone In Your Life Is Depressed

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Penguin, Jan 6, 2004 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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Review: Talking to Depression: Simple Ways to Connect When Someone in Your Life is Depressed

User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

I like the straightforwardness of this book, and the what to say/what not to say advice is invaluable. However, I also felt like I could probably find most of this information online on various medical websites. It is a very quick read though, and the information in the book was helpful. Read full review

Review: Talking to Depression: Simple Ways to Connect When Someone in Your Life is Depressed

User Review  - Bookworm LLC - Goodreads

WOW! This book was so amazing! I have suffered from severe depression for a lot of years. I bought this book to help my family understand what I was going through, that it wasn't me just being lazy ... Read full review

Contents

HOW BAD IS IT?
THE GOOD NEWS
WHAT IS DEPRESSION?
WHATS GOOD ABOUT CALLING IT A DISEASE OR DISORDER?
DO PEOPLE KNOW THEY ARE SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION?
HOW DO I TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GRIEF AND DEPRESSION?
WHAT IF ALL THESE ARE ELIMINATED AND THE DOCTOR THINKS ITS DEPRESSION? WHAT THEN?
ARE TREATMENTS SUCCESSFUL?
THE GIFT THEY CAN HOLD
THE GIFT OF SPONTANEITY
THE GIFT OF WORDS
THE GIFT OF ACTIVITY
WHEN THE ANSWER IS YES
WHY NOT JUST CALL 911 RIGHT AWAY?
WHAT KIND OF RESISTANCE SHOULD I EXPECT?
HE SEEMS DOWN HOW DO I BROACH THE SUBJECT?

WHAT KIND OF MEDICATION IS AVAILABLE FOR DEPRESSION?
ARE THERE OTHER APPROACHES TO TREATMENT?
ARE THERE DIFFERENT KINDS OF DEPRESSION?
ARE THERE OTHER SITUATIONS IN WHICH DEPRESSION EXISTS?
WHEN DOESNT TREATMENT WORK?
CAN I GET INVOLVED IN TREATMENT?
WADING IN
DETERMINING YOUR ROLE
BURNING OUT
WHAT DOES DEPRESSION FEEL LIKE?
WHERE DOES IT SEEM TO COME FROM?
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT HELPS THE MOST?
WHAT HURTS? GETS IN THE WAY? SETS ME BACK?
START WITH A QUESTION
LET THEM TAKE THE LEAD
ITS NOT THAT BAD
THINGS COULD BE WORSE
THINGS WILL GET BETTER
JUST ACCEPT THINGS THE WAY THEY ARE
THERES ALWAYS A SILVER LINING
THAT SOUNDS REALLY BAD IM SORRY
I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO BE TERRIBLY HARD BUT WELL GET THROUGH THIS NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES
I NEED YOUR HELP
IVE BEEN SO CONCER NED ABOUT YOU A LOT OF THINGS ARE NOT MY BUSINESS BUT I FEEL I WOULD BE FAILING YOU IF I DIDN...
WHAT ARE SOME OTHER THINGS I CAN SAY THAT SHOW EMPATHY?
WHAT WILL HE SAY?
WHAT PROMISES SHOULD YOU AVOID?
WHAT ACTIONS CAN YOU TAKE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT?
WHAT IF SHE IS RELUCTANT TO ACCEPT HELP?
WHAT IF HE KEEPS PUTTING ME OFF?
WHAT IF SHES SUFFERED FROM DEPRESSION IN THE PAST AND IT LOOKS LIKE ITS STARTING TO HAPPEN AGAIN?
WHAT IF I THINK HIS GRIEF HAS TURNED INTO DEPRESSION?
SHES ALWAYS BEEN HEALTHY BUT SHE SEEMS TO BE BECOMING A HYPOCHONDRIAC SHOULD I WORRY?
HE CANT GET HIMSELF OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING HOW SHOULD I RESPOND?
SHE CANT FOCUS ON SCHOOLWORK HOW CAN I HELP?
HE WONT TALK TO ME HOW CAN I HELP HIM IF HE JUST GRUNTS AND GETS ANGRY IF I PRESS FOR MORE?
WHAT IF SHE WONT EAT?
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF HE IS ANGRY ALL THE TIME?
HOW DO I ACT AROUND A DEPRESSED PERSON?
WHAT ABOUT ME?
WHOSE FAULT IS IT?
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
HOW CAN ADULTS HELP?
PAYING ATTENTION TO YOUR HEALTH
WHAT TO DO IF YOU START TO SHOW SIGNS OF DEPRESSION
SLOW DOWN
CHANGE YOUR ROUTINE
WORTHWHILE ACTIVITIES
START SMALL
ORGANIZATIONS
WEB SITES
VOICES OF THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED FROM DEPRESSION
HELPFUL BOOKS IN GENERAL
HELPFUL BOOKS ON CHILDHOOD DEPRESSION
FOCUS ON SYMPTOMS
ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS
IF YOU HAVE LOST SOMEONE TO SUICIDE OR FEAR YOU WILL
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Jeanne A. Heaton, Ph.D., has 30 years of experience providing therapy and working with a multidisciplinary team for eating disorders. She is the director of Ohio University's Counseling and Psychological Services and has a private practice.
Claudia J. Strauss is an award-winning communication consultant and educator. She is the author of "Talking to Alzheimer's," "Talking to Depression," and "Talking to Anxiety,

Martha Manning, Ph.D., is a writer, clinical psychologist, and former professor of psychology at George Mason University. She is the author of Undercurrents: A Life Beneath the Surface; Chasing Grace: Reflections of a Catholic Girl, Grown Up; and All Seasons Pass: Grieving Miscarriage. Manning has been recognized by the National Institutes of Mental Health for her work in education and advocacy and was awarded the American Psychiatric Association 1996 Presidential Award for Patient Advocacy. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, Ladies' Home Journal, and New Woman. She has been featured on Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, C-SPAN, The Early Show, NPR's "Voice of America," and other radio and television programs.

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