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

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

Simple Ways To Connect When Someone In Your Life Is Depressed


Foreword by: Martha Manning

Format
ePub
Price
$11.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101099506
  • 224 Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult

Overview

When someone suffers from depression, friends and family members naturally want to help—but too often their good intentions come out all wrong. This practical, compassionate guide helps readers understand exactly what their loved one is going through, and why certain approaches help and others have the potential to do damage. Talking to Depression offers specific advice on what to do and what not to do—and what to say and what not to say—to avoid frustration and give the kind of caring, effective support that will make a difference.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Martha Manning
Preface

PART I—GETTING STARTED

Chapter One
An Overview of Depression: Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter Two
Where to Start: Deciding You Can Help

Chapter Three
Seeing Through Their Eyes: What Depression Feels Like

PART II—WHAT TO SAY

Chapter Four
Opening the Conversation: First Things to Say

Chapter Five
Words That Wound: What Not to Say

Chapter Six
Words That Work: What to Say

Chapter Seven
Dos and Dont’s: A Helpful Reference

Chapter Eight
Answering and Unanswerable: Responding to Difficult Questions

PART III—WHAT TO DO

Chapter Nine
Without Words: Using Body Language to Show Your Support

Chapter Ten
Some Practical Support: Ways You Can Help Keep Life on Track

Chapter Eleven
Gifting: What You Can Give to Help Healing Happen

PART IV—SUICIDE

Chapter Twelve
Warning Signs: What to Look For

Chapter Thirteen
Assessing Imminent Danger: What to Ask

Chapter Fourteen
Still Here: Moving Toward Survival

PART V—LIVING DAY TO DAY

Chapter Fifteen
Situation by Situation: One Thing at a Time

PART VI—KIDS AND TEENAGERS

Chapter Sixteen
Tips for Kids: When Someone in the Family Is Suffering from Depression

Chapter Seventeen
Tips About Kids: When They Are Depressed Themselves

PARTt VII—TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF

Chapter Eighteen
Talking to Yourself: Sustaining Your Strength

Afterword
Easing the Way

Resources
Where to Find Out More

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