How to live with someone you care about who is depressed
Cindy Help, the author has helped people all over the world lean how to handle the difficulties associated with interacting with depressed people. The life-skills you need for coping with a depressed friend, spouse, co-worker, family member, boyfriend, girlfriend, sibling, or child are contained within this audiobook.
The wisdom in this book will show you exactly how to live with someone who is suffering with chronic or situational depression.
From the author on dealing with a depressed person:
When a family member, spouse, or friend suffers from depression, they need all the love and support they can get from you. Your care, encouragement, support, and understanding all play a vital role in their recovery. While this is true, it isn't a walk in the park. Living with a depressed person can be very difficult for everyone involved.
If you live with a depressed person and share a fair amount of responsibility in looking after that person day in and day out, it's easy to forget yourself and to neglect your own needs. If this keeps up, you may eventually find yourself burnt out or on the brink of wearing yourself down. Whether you are living with or taking care of a depressed person by your own conscious choice or not is not the issue. What is important is doing your best to deal with it and look after the depressed person while nonetheless knowing how to take care of yourself at the same time. All throughout this ordeal, you must strive to remember that you still matter. Most resources out there focus solely on the depressed person. It's about time someone focused on you.
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Highly helpful tips
The part about making sure you take care of yourself even if you are trying to help someone that is depressed.
I have listened to other titles, this one is just as good.
The first part of the book offered a crash course on depression, so it offers up a ton of information that can change how you think.
This book is helpful for anyone that wants to learn more about depression or would like to be able to help someone close to them that is suffering.
- mint tea "Book enthusiast!"
A very helpful book on a difficult topic
There are many books dealing with depression, but this takes a step back and talks to those people who have to live with a depressed person, which can be just as terrible as suffering from depression yourself.
There are two angles that the book looks at depression from. There are tips and advice on understanding the illness, and how you can best help that person. but it also makes a big point of emphasising the fact that you need to look after yourself too. There is no wrong in being a little selfish when you're living with someone who is making your life tough on a daily basis.
I think it's so important to be reminded that it is not all about the person with the illness, your life is of value too and you need to be fit, well and in good spirits to best help the person with depression.
An interesting listen that will certainly be of help to some people.
- Emily H