The Depression Workbook
About the Book
From the best-selling author, Mary Ellen Copeland, comes the Second Edition of The Depression Workbook. Learn to practice the latest research-based self-help strategies to relieve depression and address other mental health issues including how to:
- Take responsibility for your own wellness
- Use charts to track and control your moods
- Find helpful care providers
- Build a system of mutual support
- Increase self-confidence and self-esteem
- Use relaxation, diet, exercise, and light to stabilize your moods
- Avoid conditions that can worsen your symptoms.
A new chapter guides readers through developing your own plan for managing symptoms and staying well. This process, known as the Wellness Recovery Plan (WRAP), was developed by a group of people who experience depression, or manic depression and/or have other mental health concerns and who now report that this plan helped them relieve their symptoms and improve the quality of their lives.
This edition is updated in all areas including new medical and holistic perspectives and extensive lists of helpful resources and Web sites that will assist you in your journey to wellness. By letting you share more than a hundred case stories and empowering you with the most current therapeutic strategies, The Depression Workbook, Second Edition will give you insight, energy, and hope.
Books by Mary Ellen Copeland
Endorsement of First Edition: “This book is a lifesaver. This is one of the ‘must have’ books for anyone newly diagnosed with depression or manic depression. It is invaluable in teaching both sufferer and supporter the symptoms and coping skills. This book was monumental in helping me get through a severe depression that lasted nonstop for half a decade. I recommend this book to all my readers, and to anyone suffering with depression or bipolar disorders.”—Bob Olsen, author of the best-selling Win the Battle: The 3-Step Lifesaving Formula to Conquer Depression and Bipolar Disorder
“The second edition of this eminently useful guide offers readers proven and active courses of action for getting and staying on the road to wellness. Mary Ellen Copeland is an author who thoroughly understands depression and manic depression, and the book’s effective techniques and clear organization illustrate her commitment to facilitating real healing. Once again, Copeland has produced one of the very best books on the subject."
—Lauren Dockett, author of The Deepest Blue: How Women Face and Overcome Depression
This book should be put in the hands of anyone who suffers from a mood disorder. It offers a real tool in moving toward wellness and stability.
A moving first-person account of the manner in which the author, a distinguished teacher and lecturer, struggled to recognize, cope with, and eventually overcome her long-standing depression.... This book could become an essential strength for those who are struggling to cope with this burden.
—Child & Family Behavior Therapy
At last: a step-by-step workbook program for dealing with chronic depression and manic depression!
This awesome compilation is outstanding by the highest standards in professionalism, both literary and psychological.—Small Press
The Depression Workbook is an essential tool to assist people struggling with depression and mania to gain insight into those illnesses. This insight empowers the reader to actively enter a lifelong journey of healing and wellness.
—Mary D. Moller, Executive Director of the Center for Patient and Family Mental Health Education, Omaha, Nebraska