75 Ways to Beat Depression: Words of Hope & Solutions that Work

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Richard Rybolt knows the debilitating effects of depression all too well. He spent years plagued by despair before realizing and admitting that he was experiencing the symptoms of depression. In what he identifies as his life's toughest challenge, he educated himself about all aspects of his condition and built up the courage to face it head-on and turn his life around. In 75 Ways to Beat Depression, Rybolt gives hope to the millions of others who are struggling with the debilitating anguish that he experienced. ...

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Overview

Richard Rybolt knows the debilitating effects of depression all too well. He spent years plagued by despair before realizing and admitting that he was experiencing the symptoms of depression. In what he identifies as his life's toughest challenge, he educated himself about all aspects of his condition and built up the courage to face it head-on and turn his life around. In 75 Ways to Beat Depression, Rybolt gives hope to the millions of others who are struggling with the debilitating anguish that he experienced. Drawing upon his own experience, he offers 75 simple things that anyone can do to improve their mood in a refreshingly candid, jargon-free style. Each of his commonsense solutions, from "skip the pity party" to "help others-help yourself," is full of authentic hope from someone who knows exactly what it takes to beat depression. This is a powerful tool to help motivate, educate, and inspire anyone who is currently experiencing depression and ready to take effective steps toward recovery and happiness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569243572
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 10/10/2005
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 931,436
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

A successful horticulturist and property developer for much of his life, Richard Rybolt is now an active crusader for overcoming depression and a strong ally of the despondent. He has helped establish support groups, education seminars, and healing networks, and has personally coached and befriended those suffering from plights similar to his own. He has told his story of recovery and inspiration on various radio and television shows and before live audiences. The author of No Chairs Make for Short Meetings, he lives with his wife on small farm in upstate New York.

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Table of Contents

Introduction XVII
Solutions
1 Seek Help 1
2 Know Your Opponent 4
3 Sing Your Own Praises 7
4 Help Others-Help Yourself 10
5 Connect with the Divine 13
6 Confront Panic Attacks 16
7 Lean on Me 19
8 Talk to Yourself 22
9 Examine Your Fears 25
10 When Sleep Won't Come 28
11 Focus on the Benefits 31
12 Forgive and... 34
13 Trade Doubts for Dreams 37
14 Nonsense Makes Perfect Sense 40
15 Let Music Lift Your Soul 43
16 Confide in a Friend 46
17 Pretend You're Okay 49
18 Talk Back to Your Beast 52
19 Strengthen Your Faith 55
20 Lonely, But Not Alone 58
21 Make Gratitude a Habit 61
22 Walk on the Wild Side 64
23 Live Your Life Over 67
24 Play Yourself a Love Song 70
25 Do Something! 73
26 Develop a Strategy 76
27 Keep a Journal 79
28 Measure Progress 82
29 Save Only Beautiful Pictures 85
30 Perfection is Not Perfect 88
31 Create Something 91
32 Do It Anyway 94
33 Postpone Worry 97
34 Look Good-Feel Good 100
35 Use Anything That Works 103
36 Hold on 106
37 Shape up 109
38 Skip the Pity Party 112
39 Build Bridges, Not Walls 115
40 Never Give Up! 118
41 Stay Involved 121
42 Heal Old Wounds 124
43 Work on Yourself 127
44 Adopt a Pet 130
45 See Yourself Strong 133
46 Compared to What? 136
47 No More Fish Stories 139
48 Listen Carefully 142
49 Accentuate the Positive 145
50 Stop Blaming Yourself 148
51 Know the Power of Words 151
52 Seek Positive Perspectives 154
53 Fix a Broken Day 157
54 Find Your Special Place 160
55 Expect Small Miracles 163
56 You're in Good Company 166
57 Do What you Have to do 169
58 Little Things Mean a Lot 172
59 Turn Lemons into Lemonade 175
60 Build Your Support Group 178
61 Know Who You Are 181
62 Celebrate Everything 184
63 What Are you Waiting for? 187
64 Don't Be Fooled 190
65 The Touch of a Hand 193
66 Start Where You Are 196
67 Imagine That 199
68 Choose the Right Lens 202
69 Balance Your Life 205
70 Practice Patience 208
71 You Are Not Alone 211
72 Prepare for Change 214
73 Torment to Triumph 217
74 Seek Enchantment 220
75 Shout for Joy 223
A Note from the Author's Wife 227
A Final Word 231
Famous People with Depression 233
Recommended Reading 235
Organizations and Web Sites with Resources for Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders 237
Acknowledgments 241
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2005

    Ideas that offer real help for depression

    I've tried reading several other depression books but most have either been so theoretical that they were of little help or filled with medical jargon that I didn't understand. '75 Ways to Beat Depression' is the first book that's really helped me find answers to my mood problems because it's written with such down to earth simplicity that I can relate to almost everything the author writes. Actually, reading the book felt much like talking to a trusted friend that's been through the hell of depression and found the way back to wholeness again--a friend who shares what he has learned and offers many practical solutions to help me solve my own mood problems. Depression sufferers will appreciate the frankness with which Rybolt writes when he admits that nothing about depression is 'easy.' Yet, they will find '75 Ways to Beat Depression' filled with hope and humor. Don't get me wrong, this book will not likely be a quick solution to your depression problems. It can, however, help you find the road that leads to recovery as you follow the footsteps of the author that begins in the depths of darkness and leads to a brighter day.

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