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.
Meet Julie - a women who suffers from periods of depression. Julie and her family help readers to understand what depression is, what it feels like, how it affects the family and what support is available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Call Number: Craiglockhart, Merchiston and Sighthill Main stock 378.19713 THO
Publication Date: 2019-04-16
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
Call Number: Merchiston and Sighthill Main stock 616.8527 JOH
Publication Date: 2022-02-08
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.
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.
From depression and anxiety to personality disorders, one in four of us experiences mental health issues every year. 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.
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.
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.
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.
The skills taught include mindfulness and cognitive diffusion, breathing exercises, meditation practice, tips for increased relaxation, concentration; may be applied to anxiety and depressive disorders, PTSD, and OCD, especially in conjunction with a health provider.
iPrevail provides mental health support whenever you need it. Connect with a community of people who have experienced issues such as stress, anxiety and depression, and learn how to manage your feelings.
Sometimes it can be difficult to put into words what you’re going through. MindDoc prompts you to answer question each day for two weeks, and then provides you with a summary that you can take with you when you see your health professional.
Take control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour with the My Possible Self mental health app. Use the simple learning modules to manage fear, anxiety and stress, and tackle unhelpful thinking. Record your experiences and track symptoms to better understand your mental health.
This game helps you prevent and manage stress, anxiety and related conditions. The game based app can be used to relax before a stressful situation or on a more regular basis to help you live a happier, more stress-free life.