Reccomended Readings

This list of recommended reading materials has been gathered from the many members we see throughout the year and are felt to have been both beneficial and informative in their quest for knowledge, insight and understanding.

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  1. "Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide" - Kay Redfield Jamison
  2. "Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament" - Kay Redfield Jamison
  3. "An Unquiet Mind" - Kay Redfield Jamison
  4. "Manic-Depressive Illness" - Frederick K. Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison
  5. "I am Not Sick I Don't Need Help" - Xavier Amador
  6. "Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy" - David Burns
  7. "The Feeling Good Handbook" - David D. Burns. A Plume Book. N.Y. 1999
  8. "New Hope for People with Bipolar Disorder" - Jan Fawcett, Bernard Golden, Nancy Rosenfeld
  9. "In the Jaws of Black Dogs: A Memoir of Depression" - John Bentley Mays
  10. "A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness" - Patty Duke (Anna Pearce) and Gloria Hochman
  11. "Call me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke" - Patty Duke (Anna Pearce)
  12. "The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression" - Mary Ellen Copeland
  13. "Waking up Alive: The Descent, the Suicide Attempt, and the Return to Life" - Richard A. Heckler
  14. "Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy" - Sarah Ban Breathnach
  15. "Understanding Depression. What We Know and What You can do About It." - J. Raymond DePaula. The Dana Press. N.Y. 2002
  16. "The Truth About Depression - Choices For Healing" - Charles L. Whitfield. Florida. 2003
    (Whitfield is a physician and psychotherapist and this is one of my favorite books -Kaj)
  17. "Mayo Clinic On Depression: Answers to Help You Understand, Recognize and Manage Depression" - Keith Kramlinger. Kensington Publishing. 2005
  18. "Overcoming Anxiety, Panic and Depression" - James Gardner, Arthur H. Bell. Career Press. N.J. 2000
  19. "The Anxiety Book: Developing Strength in the Face of Fear" - Jonathan Davidson, Henry Dreher. Riverhead Books. N.Y. 2003
    (This is a good guide for dealing with anxiety - Kaj)
  20. "7 Steps to Overcoming Depression and Anxiety (A Practical Guide to Mental, Physical and Spiritual Wellness)" - Gary Null. ibooks. N.Y. 2003
  21. "The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression" - Andrew Solomon. Simon and Schuster. N.Y. 2001
  22. "Beating Depression: The Journey to Hope" - Maga Jackson-Triche, Kenneth B. Wells, Katherine Minnium. McGraw-Hill. N.Y. 2002
  23. "Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach for Preventing Relapse" - Zindel V. Segal, J. Mark G. Williams, John D. Teasdale. Guilford Publications Inc. N.Y. 2002