Fast-forward from depressed to contented in this take-charge guide to mental health

Title: From Depression to Contentment
Author: Bob Rich, PH.D.
Genre: Nonfiction/Self-Help & Relationship
Audience: Adult
Word Count: 50,000
Assessment:

Idea/Concept: Condemning pharmaceutical approaches in handling depression, this practical guide to self-healing presents a commendable alternative to traditional medicine. With a strong case against accepted notions about treating sadness and despondency with drugs, the book adheres to a do-it-yourself plan of action to recover from what ails you.

Prose: Gentle, candid, and easy to absorb, much like meeting an acquaintance at a café for free-flowing conversation, then a bit of structured advice, the articulate manner in which the information is conveyed may be the book’s winning attribute. A remarkable personality emerges in a considerate mode of expression.

Originality: Depression is a popular topic, leading to the publication of countless self-help titles on the subject, each with a different angle. Every proposed strategy in dealing with such a complex and distinctly individual experience will fortify some but leave others floundering, yet this title does provide assistance comparable to its market competition, emphasizing the importance of not merely treating the symptoms.

Execution: An empathetic and knowledgeable doctor reaches out from the pages of this heartfelt text, approachable and friendly. His worthwhile common sense is a gem in the psychiatric profession….

Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No. 2)

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Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No. 2) April 2010


Recovering The Self is a quarterly journal which explores the themes of
recovery and healing through poetry, memoir, essays, Opinion, fiction, humor,
media reviews and psycho-education. Areas of concern include aging,
disabilities, health, abuse recovery, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
Contributors come from around the world to provide a mirror of
the experience of peoples of all cultures and beliefs.


This issue explores a number of areas of concern including:
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • Combat Veterans and PTSD
  • Overcoming jealousy
  • Mental illness
  • Addiction
  • Parenting
  • Eldercare
  • Psychotherapy
  • Media reviews
  • Abuse Recovery
  • and much more!



    Contributors include: Barbara Sinor, Alan E. Smith, Holli Kenley, Sam Vaknin, Amoke' Kubat, Lynda bevan, Jo Ann Magill,
    Mia Macfarlane, Margaret Placentra Johnston, Anjana Thampi, Chynna T. Laird, Moraima Trujillo, Tommy Skiens,
    Heyward B. Ewart, Patricia Wellingham-Jones, and others.



    Acclaim for Recovering The Self


    "Editor Ernest Dempsey does an admirable job of pulling this material together in a pleasing shape.
    Each piece offers a revelation, insight, or lesson for the reader to take away. The writing throughout
    is excellent."

    --Janet Riehl, author "Sightlines: A Poet's Diary"


    "I highly recommend a subscription to this journal, Recovering the Self, for professionals who are in
    the counseling profession or who deal with crisis situations. Readers involved with the healing process
    will also really enjoy this journal and feel inspired to continue on. The topics covered in the first
    journal alone, will motivate you to continue reading books on the subject matter presented. Guaranteed."

    --Paige Lovitt for Reader Views



    Visit us online at www.RecoveringSelf.com



    Published by Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com



    Periodicals : Literary - Journal

    Self-Help : Personal Growth - Happiness
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