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Depression

Depression is one of life’s many misunderstood challenges. More than just a period of feeling sad or down, it is a painful experience of disconnection that affects millions, each of us differently. Depression brings with it feelings of hopelessness, unworthiness, and dissatisfaction. It can arise from situational and biological factors and last for short or long periods. The good news is that whatever the cause, there are many small (and large!) ways we can help our brains and minds reconnect to our vibrant lives.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

Reasons to Stay Alive

Like nearly one in five people, Matt Haig suffers from depression. Reasons to Stay Alive is Matt’s inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day by day, he overcame the disease with the help of reading, writing, and the love of his parents and his girlfriend (and now-wife), Andrea.

Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression.

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms.

The Recovery Letters: Addressed to People Experiencing Depression

In 2012, The Recovery Letters was launched to host a series of letters online written by people recovering from depression, addressed to those currently affected by a mental health condition.

Learned Hopefulness: The Power of Positivity to Overcome Depression

Cultivate hope with strengths-based practices grounded in positive psychology.

The Long Night: Readings and Stories to Help You through Depression

When you're in the midst of terrible depression, the days and weeks can feel like an eternity. This book is for those who are in the long night of depression. It does not promise healing or deliverance; it is not a guide to praying away the depression.

The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs

In the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Where have we gone wrong? Dr.

The 10-Step Depression Relief Workbook: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach

CBT therapy is an effective, evidence-based method to take control of your depression. In the Depression Relief Workbook, Dr.

Matt Haig 2 Books Collection Set (Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes on a Nervous Planet)

The world is messing with our minds. What if there was something we could do about it? Looking at sleep, news, social media, addiction, work and play, Matt Haig invites us to feel calmer, happier and to question the habits of the digital age.

The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time

Whether you suffer from depression or just want a better understanding of the brain, this book offers an engaging and informative look at the neuroscience behind our emotions, thoughts, and actions.

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