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Climbing Out of Depression: A Practical Guide to Real and Immediate Help

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A warm, simple, and practical guide to real and immediate help for those lost in the darkness of depression-written by someone who has experienced it and found a way out. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 17 million Americans suffer from depression. For many of these millions, climbing back out of the pit of gloom seems almost impossible. Depr ...more
ebook, 208 pages
Published January 8th 2009 by Tarcher (first published 2000)
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Alex
May 24, 2013 Alex marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

A warm, simple, and practical guide to real and immediate help for those lost in the darkness of depression—written by someone who has experienced it and found a way out.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 17 million Americans suffer from depression. For many of these millions, climbing back out of the pit of gloom seems almost impossible. Depression often leaves its victims feeling paralyzed, numb, and alone. Climbing Out of Depression is a guide for everyone who i

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Jaachim
I was extremely wary when picking this book up, even though the author says from the beginning it's not a book on "ten steps to stop being sad!" Atkinson uses what she's learned from her experiences with depression to help the reader understand what's going on inside them and ways they can cope and get better. In reading this, I found a lot of things that I have done that have made my depression less awful and a lot of encouragements that I've received and given to other depressed people.

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Jill
Jul 28, 2015 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book has given me a lot to think about. Her analogy works, even if it's not what I would use. I really liked the idea that she just wants to help, to give people a jumping off point. It also helped me see that just existing isn't enough, that on the good days, I can work toward ending the depression.
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May 14, 2015 Gemma Applewhite rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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wueasa
Mar 10, 2009 wueasa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"...her book contains a varied menu of hints, quotations and illustrations, not page after page of unbroken text. This is a book to dip into as fits your mood and need, making a dependable guide to the climb."

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Bob Potter
The author came at the subject from the perspective of a fellow sufferer of depression. This angle helped confirm some ideas I've had about the subject and also gave me a reinforcing feeling of not being alone.
Michelle Savin
This book started out with promise but got gradually more about connecting with god. A concept that further frustrates my existential depression.
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