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Which Self Help Books On Depression Are Actually Worth Your Time?

There are hundreds of self help books on depression. Many are great and others, well not so much. So which ones are worth your time?

Let me help you out with this.


Which Self-Help Books On Depression Are Actually Worth Your Time?

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Which Self-Help Books On Depression Are Actually Worth Your Time?

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5 Self Help Books On Depression
You Should Be Reading

1. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns 

In this book, David Burns focuses on using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other techniques to change negative thinking patterns in order to relieve anxiety and depression symptoms. Even though the methods presented in the book are drug-free solutions, Dr. Burns adds a guide to anti-depressant drugs.

Burns also provides information about many depression treatment options.  With over 3 million copies sold, Feeling Good,is one of the most well received self help books on depression.

2. A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives by Kelly Brogan M.D. and  Kristin Loberg 

Depression impacts women twice as much as it does men.  If you're a woman battling depression, get this book, read it and use the information to empower yourself. 

I find that this book discusses a more holistic approach to treating depression. It also suggests that depression is a result of an imbalance in the body rather than a chemical imbalance of the brain.   

So in other words, environmental toxins leads to an imbalance in the body which directly impacts mood. The book includes a 30-day action plan, recipes you can incorporate into your daily life. 

3.  The Depression Workbook by Mary Ellen Copeland.

This is could very well be one of the best self help book on depression available. 

Why?

Well, it's chuck full of useful content on depression that's not a chore to read and to learn. Plus, The Depression Workbook provides you with activities you can use to set up a wellness recovery action plan. 

I failed to mention that this book is also a useful resource for individuals suffering from bipolar depression

4. The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris

This book offers a different prospective on mental health. The trap, as suggested in the book, is society's expectations of happiness.  I interpret it as: "If you're not happy-go-lucky there's something wrong with you."

Happy-go-lucky isn't realistic and these expectations of happiness is a contributing factor to depression and anxiety and other mental health issues.

So the book teaches you to use Acceptance-and-commitment therapy (ACT) to deflate negative thoughts in order to lessen their impact.  

5. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

Anxiety and depression is nothing to laugh at, but Jenny Lawson manages to recount her experiences with finesse and humor.

You'll find it a great read and may want to read it all in one go.But I think it's best absorbed bit by bit.

This memoir proclaims that anyone can life a good life despite various degrees of depression. We all have the strength to deal with whatever life throws our way. 

I hope this article: Which Self Help Books On Depression Are Actually Worth Your Time? helps you on your journey to better mental health!

Brighter skies are ahead,




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Week 1

This first installment focuses on the link between exercise, diet and good mental health.

Week 2

I'll talk about the importance of using relaxation techniques to lift your mood and calm your nerves, which in turn improves mental health. 

Week 3

This week all about using self-esteem to improve mental health and overall well-being. 

Week 4

This final week presents ways to reduce social media usage. Studies show that over consumption of social media contributes to anxiety and depression.

Click here to start this free e-course!