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Am I Depressed and What Can I Do about It? by
Call Number: Merchiston Main stock 616.8527
This self-help guide is designed for young people. It will answer all of your questions in an engaging and accessible writing style. Based on current research and best practice, this book includes case studies you can relate to, interactive exercises to help you day by day, and guidance on where to go for additional help. If you are feeling low, this book will guide you through the key concepts of depression and start you on your road to recovery.
Can I Tell You about Depression? by
Call Number: ebook
Meet Julie - a women who suffers from periods of depression. Julie and her family help readers to understand what depression is, what it is like to feel depressed and how it can affect their family life. She explains how coping with depression can sometimes be very difficult but there is support and help available that can relieve the feelings of depression.
Darkness Visible by
Call Number: Craiglockhart Main stock 616.85270092 STY
This is a story of depression a condition that reduced William Styron from a person enjoying life and success as an acclaimed writer, to a man engulfed and menaced by mental anguish. With profound insight and remarkable candor, Styron tracks the progress of his madness, from the smothering misery and exhaustion, to the agony of composing his own suicide note and his eventual, hard-won recovery.
I Had A Black Dog by
Call Number: Craiglockhart Main stock 616.8527
There are many different breeds of Black Dog affecting millions of people from all walks of life. It was Winston Churchill who popularised the phrase Black Dog to describe the bouts of depression he experienced for much of his life. Matthew Johnstone, a sufferer himself, has written and illustrated this moving and uplifting insight into what it is like to have a Black Dog as a companion and how he learned to tame it and bring it to heel.
Mind over Mood by
Call Number: Sighthill Main stock 616.891425 GRE
Written by two clinical psychologists, this manual shows you how to improve your life using cognitive therapy. Step-by-step worksheets teach you specific skills that have helped thousands of people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, and relationship problems.
Overcoming Depression 3rd Edition by
Call Number: Merchiston Main stock 616.852706 GIL
The book is in three sections: the first explains the causes of depression, the second provides provides step-by-step strategies and the third considers related issues such as shame, anger, approval, perfectionism and guilt.
Overcoming Depression and Low Mood by
Call Number: Sighthill Main stock 616.8527 WIL
This book covers all the issues that are known to be problematic in depression in a clear, user-friendly format. Using the proven cognitive behaviour therapy evidence-based approach it is empowering and supportive, helping you to make changes in a planned and achievable way.
Reasons to Stay Alive by
Call Number: ebook
Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.
Depression at University by
Call Number: Craiglockhart, Merchiston and Sighthill Main stock 378.19713 THO
This illustrated pocket book offers advice, practical tips, and useful exercises for students to combat low moods and depression at university. Written by the award-winning student mental health specialist, Dr Dominique Thompson, this easy-to-read guide will ensure that students have all the tools they need to understand the sources of their depression and take steps to reclaim their life
Living with a Black Dog by
Call Number: Merchiston and Sighthill Main stock 616.8527 JOH
This second book from Matthew Johnstone, author of I Had a Black Dog, is written for those who care for those suffering from depression - friends, family members, colleagues, and even therapists. Using illustrations and the image of Churchill's infamous 'black dog', Matthew and his wife Ainsley offer a moving, inspirational and often humorous portrait of life with depression - not only for those suffering from it themselves, but for those close to them.Living with a Black Dog speaks directly to the carer and offers practical and sometimes tongue-in-cheek tips on helping the depression sufferer.
Get a grip, love by
Call Number: Craiglockhart 616.89 LUC
Kate Lucey has been 'officially' depressed (as in, diagnosed) for six years. In that time she's experienced everything from bad therapy, knock-out meds, and friends-with-too-many-opinions, to good therapy, medication, and solutions that actually work.
This book recognises that getting help is not as easy as 'just telling someone' or 'taking some pills'. It weaves real peoples' experiences of depression with the opinions of actual qualified experts and facts from scientific studies to create a no-nonsense guide to mental health. Get a Grip, Love also tells you what to say to those mates who fancy themselves as amateur psychologists, and speaks honestly about how it feels to live with a mental health disorder. Kate reminds you that it's fine not to feel ok. That you can go back to crying at any time. And that you do not need to get a grip.
No Such Thing As Normal by
Call Number: Sighthill and Craiglockhart 158 GOR
From depression and anxiety to personality disorders, one in four of us experience mental health issues every year and, in these strange and unsettling times, more of us than ever are struggling to cope. In No Such Thing As Normal, Bryony offers sensible, practical advice, covering subjects such as sleep, addiction, worry, medication, self-image, boundary setting, therapy, learned behaviour, mindfulness and, of course - as the founder of Mental Health Mates - the power of walking and talking. She also strives to equip those in need of help with tools and information to get the best out of a poorly funded system that can be both frightening and overwhelming. The result is a lively, honest and direct guide to mental health that cuts through the Instagram-wellness bubble to talk about how each of us can feel stronger, better and just a little bit less alone.
The Wild Remedy by
Call Number: Craiglockhart 155.91 MIT
Emma Mitchell has suffered with depression - or as she calls it, 'the grey slug' - for twenty-five years. In 2003, she moved from the city to the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens and began to take walks in the countryside around her new home, photographing, collecting and drawing as she went. Each walk lifted her mood, proving to be as medicinal as any talking therapy or pharmaceutical.
In Emma's hand-illustrated diary, she takes us with her as she follows the local paths and trails, sharing her nature finds over the course of a year. Reflecting on how these encounters impact her mood, Emma's candid account of her own struggles is a powerful testament to how reconnecting with nature may offer some answers to today's mental health epidemic.
The Mindful Way Through Depression by
If you've ever struggled with depression, take heart. Mindfulness, a simple yet powerful way of paying attention to your most difficult emotions and life experiences, can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness once and for all. In The Mindful Way through Depression, four uniquely qualified experts explain why our usual attempts to "think" our way out of a bad mood or just "snap out of it" lead us deeper into the downward spiral.
Winter Blues, Fourth Edition by
Call Number: 616.8527 ROS
Publication Date: 2012-09-04
Podcast: The Dark Place
The Dark Place is a podcast hosted by Joel Kutz, where everyday people share stories about depression, anxiety, trauma, mental illness, and any pain that feels too taboo to talk about elsewhere.
Podcast: The Hilarious World of Depression
The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe.
Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency
This is a deeply personal and candid film following Roman as he explores the mental health and suicide crisis affecting young men in the UK. In August 2020, Roman’s life changed dramatically with the sudden and unexpected death of his best friend, radio producer Joe Lyons. This timely documentary sees Roman taking a closer look at the urgent issue of young men’s mental health, exploring why increasing numbers are taking their own lives and the reasons why so many of them never ask for help. Wanting to find some answers in a difficult time, Roman explores what can be done to encourage people to seek help, what preventative action we need to be taking, and the lasting impact mental health and suicide can have on friends and families.