Talking to Depression: Simple Ways To Connect When Someone In Your Life Is Depressed

Talking to Depression: Simple Ways To Connect When Someone In Your Life Is Depressed

by Claudia J. Strauss, Martha Manning
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Talking to Depression: Simple Ways To Connect When Someone In Your Life Is Depressed by Claudia J. Strauss

When a friend or family member suffers from depression, we naturally want to help—but too often our good intentions seem to come out wrong. We can feel guilty, or even angry, about the sheer difficulty in communicating with someone we love so much. This practical, compassionate guide can help you understand exactly what your loved one is going through, and why certain approaches help and others have the potential to do damage.
Whether your loved one is receiving professional treatment or not, this guide addresses the vital role you can play in managing the day-to-day ups and downs, and speeding up recovery. By discussing common behaviors and situations, Talking to Depression offers specific advice on what to do and what not to do—what to say and what not to say—to avoid frustration and give the kind of caring, effective support that really makes a difference.
“A prescriptive guide for genuine relating with loved ones experiencing depression. It touches the heart of one’s inner experience.”—Jo Cohen Hamilton, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101099506
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/06/2004
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,187,184
File size: 298 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Claudia J. Strauss is an award-winning communication consultant and educator. An adjunct professor of English at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, she runs a business in strategic communication and coaches adults with ADD and other learning disabilities.

Martha Manning is a clinical psychologist and the author of The Common Thread: Mothers, Daughters, and the Power of Empathy; Undercurrents: A Life Beneath the Surface; Chasing Grace: Reflections of a Catholic Girl, Grown Up; and All Seasons Pass: Grieving Miscarriage. She has been featured on Dateline, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, 60 Minutes II, and the Emmy Award–nominated HBO documentary Dead Blue: Surviving Depression.

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Talking to Depression: Simple Ways to Connect When Someone in Your Life is Depressed 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book - I've a fairly big library devoted to better being there for my depressed wife, this book has been a great addition and VERY HELPFUL, especially for recommending to other people (like her parents).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago