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Can I tell you about depression?: a guide for friends, family and professionals

Can I tell you about depression?: a guide for friends, family and professionals

Dowrick, Christopher, 1951- author; Martin, Susan, author; Medaglia, Mike, illustrator

Meet Julie - a women who suffers from periods of depression. Julie and her family help readers to understand what depression is, what it is like to feel depressed and how it can affect their family life. She explains how coping with depression can sometimes be very difficult but there is support and help available that can relieve the feelings of depression

Book. English.
Published London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Christopher Dowrick and Susan Martin ; illustrated by Mike Medaglia
ISBN: 1849055637, 9781849055635
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Note: Shelf-Help
Physical Description: 46 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Subject: Health and Wellbeing.; Depression, Mental Popular works.; Health and Fitness.

Contents

  1. Introducing myself.
  2. What it feels like when I'm depressed.
  3. What I think about when I'm depressed.
  4. What I do when I'm depressed.
  5. The first time I became depressed.
  6. Why I get depressed from time to time.
  7. What I do to get better.
  8. What you can do to help me get better.
  9. What adults can do to help me get better.
  10. What is depression?. Recommended reading, websites and organisation.

Author note

Christopher Dowrick and Susan Martin have decades of practical, educational and research experience in the field of good mental health. Christopher is a family doctor and medical professor. Sue has a psychology degree and a PhD in evolutionary biology. She runs a mental health drop-in centre for adults and has extensive experience of working with troubled children. Together they have seven children (one adopted), seven grandchildren and have fostered many others. They live in Liverpool, UK.

Reviews

This book is very easy to read and gets straight to the facts about depression. It is often said that depression is a family illness because it affects not just the individual but those closest to them too. Jim and the kids maybe feel responsible and unable to help and that's been the experience in our family also. We have learned to support and just be there without taking it personally. Well done on helping to educate younger people about a subject that is too often still taboo.
Alan Thornburrow, Former Director of Action on Depression||Depression is a serious mental health concern that will touch most people at some point during their lifetime. Although a common condition, depression is frequently unrecognised. Can I tell you about Depression? A guide for friends, family and professionals is an ideal, illustrated introduction to depression for both young people and older readers. This clearly-written, concise book provides valuable information for family members, friends, and professionals about the signs and symptoms of depression and how they can help and support someone with the condition.
Lee A Wilkinson, PhD, author of A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and||This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to depression a condition that can be particularly difficult for children to understand. It is suitable for readers aged 7 upwards and shows family, friends and anyone who knows someone affected by depression how they can offer support.
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