Climbing Out of Depression : A Short, Practical Guide on How to Recover from Depression
Depression is a dark and isolating experience. Countless people suffer from it. Anyone who has fallen into a pit of depression wants to climb back out. but that is not easy to do. Depressed people often feel paralyzed into inaction. So help is needed - practical, humane and spiritual help. Which is just what this book offers. Aimed at people suffering from depression, this text provides a wealth of practical advice and ideas for overcoming it. The connecting thread throughout the chapters is the picture of someone who has fallen down a cliff, making the climb back up. Sue Atkinson has suffered years of depression herself. She does not write as an expert, but as someone who knows the feelings from close personal experience. This is what makes this book helpful. It does not contain page after page of unbroken print, but a varied menu of hints, quotations and illustrations. This is a book to dip into as fits a person's mood and the need of the moment. The reader should find it a dependable guide for the climb. Each section opens with a line drawing of a lemming at the relevant stage of the climb.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 127 x 196.85 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
- 30 Jul 1993
- Lion Hudson Plc
- Lion Books
- Oxford, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Rock bottom; how did I get here?; temporary shelter; to climb or not to climb; can I do it?; what to leave behind; what to take; what I need to know; assessing the climb; starting to climb; hanging on; falling off; tempted to jump; starting again; the sheer grind; the lonely climber; reaching the overhang; paralyzed with fear; a safe ledge; reaching the top; now for the real climb; postscript - where to go for help.