Students against depressionUse our Take Action against Depression and Anxiety self-help resources to kick-start a campaign against depression in your own life. Working through the modules offers a personalised step-by-step pathway to apply relevant information and strategies for overcoming your depression.
DepressionInformation about depression, its symptoms and possible causes
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8527 DAV
Publication Date: 2007
Keys to the cage : how people cope with depression by Sue LeonardThis book is about depression in Ireland and chronicles the experiences of 14 different people from all walks of life. Each account is painstakingly honest, but even more than that, it has clearly taken exceptional bravery for each sufferer to tell his/her story. For anyone who has or is suffering from depression, you will never again feel alone in your struggle. For those who haven't, it will give you a great insight into an illness that is very often dismissed or misunderstood. A book of great hope and great courage.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8527 LEO
Publication Date: 2010
High Life Low Life: living with bipolar disorder by Liam Gildea.f you are living with bipolar illness or have a family member with the illness, this book may prove to be of some help. Whilst living with a mental health condition can be extremely difficult it can be a great teacher. By the end of the book you will realise that no mental illness defines you as a person. You’re on the cusp of a life worth living, it’s just a matter of making the next right step.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.89142 BUR
Publication Date: 1999
How to cope successfully with depression by Tom Smith.Written by a specialist, this volume in the BMA FAMILY DOCTOR GUIDES has an authoritative and accessible text. It is completely up-to-date, including the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of depression and contains practical self-help advice, preventive measures and a list of useful addresses.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8527 SMI
Publication Date: 2004
The Mindful Way Through Depression by J. Mark G. Williams; Zindel V. Segal; John D. Teasdale; Jon Kabat-Zinn; John TeasdaleIf 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. Through insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy, they demonstrate how to sidestep the mental habits that lead to despair, including rumination and self-blame, so you can face life's challenges with greater resilience.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 362.25 WIL
Publication Date: 2007-06-01
A day called hope : a personal journey beyond depression by Gareth O'Callaghan.For years Gareth O'Callaghan, one of Ireland's most popular broadcasters, suffered severe depression. Now fully recovered and no longer on anti-depressants, he has emerged with a deep understanding of how depression takes hold - and how to loosen its grasp.
Here he shares his insight, practical knowledge, and convictions in a mission to spread hope to all those affected by it.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8527 OCA
This book is a self-help manual for those who have experienced mood swings and gives background information on depression and mania. The author uses tried and tested practical techniques that will help people identify and manage their mood more effectively, and achieve a more stable emotional state. [Description supplied by publisher]
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.852706 IIJ
Publication Date: 2008
Bipolar Disorder for Dummies by Candida Fink; Joe KraynakUnderstand the realities of bipolar disorder When one receives the diagnosis that they or a loved one has bipolar disorder, it can be a time of fear and worry. Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 3rd Edition explains the brain chemistry behind the disease and covers the latest medications and therapies. You'll get reassuring, sound advice and self-help techniques that you and your loved ones, including kids and teens, can use to ease and eliminate symptoms, function in times of crisis, plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes, and feel a whole lot better. This new edition will include new and updated content on genetics, biochemistry, and imaging studies relevant to bipolar, expanded coverage on how to handle the high costs of treatment, and supporting a loved one (who may not want help, medications and treatment options, including DSM-5, ECT, and TMS along with new coverage on special populations (how bipolar affects different groups, like women and various ethnic groups and special populations, like seniors and expectant moms. Bipolar disorder, which has also been called manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual mood swings and shifting energy levels. The symptoms of bipolar disorder can, if not understood and handled properly, wreak havoc on personal and professional relationships. Though bipolar disorder is a serious condition, it's one that can be treated! With a firm understanding of what you're dealing with, you can navigate your way through the challenges of bipolar disorder, whether you or a loved one suffers from this illness. Recognize the warning signs of mania and depression, which may point to bipolar disorder Understand where to find the latest treatment options Stay on track with personal and professional aspects of life Effectively and compassionately respond to rants, depression, mania, and other behaviors associated with bipolar disorder Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers straightforward, reassuring information about bipolar disorder to help you or your loved one conquer the disease.
Call Number: 616.895 FIN
Publication Date: 2015-11-09
Shoot the damn dog : a memoir of depression by Sally Brampton"Shoot the Damn Dog" blasts the stigma of depression as a character flaw and confronts the illness Winston Churchill called 'the black dog', a condition that humiliates, punishes and isolates its sufferers. It is a personal account of a journey through (and out of) severe depression, as well as being a practical book, offering ideas about what might help.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8527 BRA
Publication Date: 2009
The devil within : a memoir of depression by Stephanie Merritt'I was nearly twenty before I understood that there was a name for what sometimes happened to me. Later, I learned that it has gone by many names - the black dog, the bell jar, the noonday demon, darkness visible, malignant sadness - but in my teens I'd just assumed that my fierce highs and days of disproportionate, isolating despair were part of every teenager's repertoire - how else would Morrissey have sold so many records? Beautifully written and intensely honest this is an extraordinarily moving, life-affirming book about a debilitating illness that affects one in six people in the UK alone.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8527 MER
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 362.25 WIL
Publication Date: 2007
Healing Anxiety and Depression by Daniel G. Amen; Lisa C. RouthDr. Daniel Amen-a pioneer in uncovering the connections between the brain and behavior-presents his revolutionary approach to treating anxiety and depressive disorders. Healing Anxiety and Depression reveals the major anxiety and depression centers of the brain, offers guidelines and diagnostic tools to determine the specific type of anxiety and depression, and provides a comprehensive program for treating each type.
Call Number: Health Science Library: Positive Living 616.85 AME
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8522 FOR
Publication Date: 2009
The Depths by Jonathan RottenbergDrawing on recent developments in the science of mood--and his own harrowing depressive experience as a young adult--Rottenberg explains depression in evolutionary terms, showing how its dark pull arises from adaptations that evolved to help our ancestors ensure their survival. The Depths offers a bold new account of why depression endures--and makes a strong case for de-stigmatizing this increasingly common condition. In so doing, Rottenberg offers hope in the form of his own and other patients recovery, and points the way towards new paths for treatment.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8527 ROT
Publication Date: 2014-02-11
Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way by Nancy Liebler; Sandra MossAyurveda is the worlds oldest system of natural medicine, originating in India thousands of years ago. Yoga, now practiced by tens of millions of Americans, is derived from it. This unique book reveals the ancient yet ultramodern Ayurvedic perspective on depression. Filled with time-tested techniques to untangle the root of depression, it offers a holistic approach that includes wisdom on yoga, breathing techniques, meditation, nutrition, exercise, lifestyle, and spirituality.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.852706 LIE
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.89142 GRE
Publication Date: 1995
Yoga for Depression by Amy Weintraub; Stephen Cope (Foreword by); Richard Brown (Contribution by)Take the natural path to mental wellness More than 25 million Americans are treated with antidepressants each year, at a cost in excess of $50 billion. But the side effects of popular prescription drugs may seem nearly as depressing as the symptoms they’re meant to treat. Veteran yoga instructor Amy Weintraub offers a better solution—one that taps the scientifically proven link between yoga and emotional well-being as well as the beauty of ancient approaches to inner peace.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.852706 WEI
How to cope successfully with anxiety and depression by Beth MacEoinWe live in stressful times and have to cope on a daily basis with a variety of different pressures. These can include financial worries, emotional stresses, bereavement, break-up of relationships and insecurity at work. When feeling well and resilient we are able to cope with a wide range of these stressful situations. It is when we become mentally and emotionally overloaded at a vulnerable time in our lives that we can suffer from symptoms of anxiety or depression.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.852 MAC
Publication Date: 2001
Depressive illness : the curse of the strong by Tim CantopherThis best-selling book, written by a leading consultant psychiatrist, explains that people with depression do battle with pressures and stresses that other people would run away from, until their bodies can take no more. In this book, depression is placed authoritatively as a physical illness, from which recovery is possible.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8527 CAN
Publication Date: 2006
Depression Fallout by Anne SheffieldUsing the vivid, poignant and personal stories of the members of a website support group she founded (www.depressionfallout.com), Anne Sheffield, the author of two highly acclaimed books on depression, provides an honest record of what happens to a love relationship once depression enters the picture, and offers solid advice on what the non-depressed partner can do to improve his or her own life and the relationship.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8527 SHE