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Helpful Books

Conquering Depression: A 30-day Plan to Finding Happiness
Mark Sutton and Bruce Hennigan

With an interest stemming from their own experiences, Sutton and Hennigan take an approach to overcoming life’s difficulties that is grounded in both spiritual and medical principles. Conquering Depression provides step-by-step encouragement and instruction to manage and win over depression.

A Grace Disguised
Jerry L. Sittser

The experience of loss does not have to be the defining moment of our lives. Instead, the defining moment can be our response to the loss. It is not what happens to us that matters so much as what happens in us. A tragic accident introduced Sittser to loss of a magnitude few of us encounter. But this is not a book about one man’s sorrow. It’s about the grace that can transform us in the midst of sorrow. A Grace Disguised offers a compassionate, deeply affirming message of hope, richness in living, and joy not after the darkness, but even in the midst of it.

Coping With Depression
S. Tan and John Ortberg

Feelings of hopelessness can strike anybody at any time. Tan and Ortberg offer a therapeutic and pastoral understanding of the link between our thoughts and feelings; and provide a spiritually sensitive, scientifically informed, and practical resource for those struggling with depression—and those seeking to help them.

depression resources

helpful websites

  • TroubledWith: Depression
    Excellent collection of resources on dealing with anxiety disorders, as well as when and how to seek treatment.
  • DepressionHurts.com: When you're just getting started
    If you're depressed, or think you might be, here are some ways to take care of yourself as you begin treatment. Talk with your doctor about how these steps may fit in with your treatment plan.
  • Depression Screening (NIMH)
    A confidential online depression screening test, as well as information on symptoms, treatments, and how to find help.