Have you been told you have bipolar disorder? Or do you know someone who does? Maybe you're worried about your moodiness, or you've noticed some pretty strange behavior in a friend or relative. The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide gives you the support and information you need to bring stability back into your life. If you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or you want to help someone who has, you'll have plenty of questions. What causes bipolar? What can trigger an episode of depression or mania? What could happen without medication? What therapies work best? Above all, how can we learn to manage the condition? The answers to all these questions and more are found in this book. Here's a preview of what you'll learn: How to create stability by developing a regular routine and sticking to it Why your diet, exercise, and sleep patterns are key players in controlling bipolar How you can learn to spot early-warning signs in yourself or someone you love How to use a daily journal to monitor and predict when a change is coming The importance of building a support network of friends and family Strategies to avoid a depressive or manic episode How to recognize and avoid your bipolar triggers Plus, so much more! For some people bipolar disorder can be a devastating condition, but there is hope on the horizon. The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide will help you learn to manage the highs and lows and show you how to take back control of your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angel Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041467/bk_acx0_041467_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On August 20, 2015, after enduring years of intense workplace stress, bullying, and harassment, Tracey Maxfield, a hard-working, highly skilled, caring, and compassionate nurse, hurtled headfirst down into an abyss of darkness, despair, pain, and sorrow (she affectionately named, the rabbit hole). Despite being no stranger to depression, having made its acquaintance many times throughout the years, nothing could have prepared her for what was about to happen to her life, her heart, her soul, her very being. Escaping the Rabbit Hole: My Journey Through Depression is a brutally honest, raw, and vivid description of what life is like after experiencing an acute depressive episode. Through a series of blog posts, journal entries, and a letter to self, Tracey shares the excruciating emotional and physical pain she endured, the never-ending feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, and sadness which left her inert and unable to function, and her ongoing battle against DBS (death by suicide). Every single day, she had to make a choice: to fight the battle to live, or to surrender and die. She chose to live, and so began her most difficult and challenging life journey yet: to try and escape the rabbit hole. This book is a must hear for anyone living with depression or caring for someone with depression, and for anyone who wants to know more about this greatly misunderstood mental health illness. Tracey tells us that words can be powerful and healing, and with time, it is possible to emerge from the rabbit hole of darkness and despair and reclaim your life. This is a story of courage, of hope, and of never giving up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Maxfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118553/bk_acx0_118553_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finally, the bundle is here! In this book of three, you’ll get three times the value! Listen about the following topics:Book 1 - This audiobook expounds on the subjects listed below. It also contains tips, tricks, and natural treatments for each.Phobias are a worldwide phenomenon, but why do we have them? Learn why in this nifty guide.What is manic depression? Manic depression is what bipolar disorder used to be called, there are varying kinds of manic depressions, from moderate to severe. Listen about some of the signs of manic depression, and learn when to look for assistance. Study the various triggers that can cause a manic depressive episode. Study the various tests that studied the disorder in teens. Learn about various treatments, strategies, and coping methods.Tourette’s Syndrome has various causes and manifestations, using this audiobook you can learn how to detect and began to manage it. Tourette’s Syndrome has a host of sociological and cultural elements tied to it, especially for children.Book 2 - Hallucinations, everyone’s heard of them, but most don’t know the full extent and there are a lot of preconceived ideas and stereotypes out there. Emotional resilience is another thing that most people don’t really understand, as it’s not as well known. Bulimia is something that is more well known, but is the knowledge you possess accurate? Brain cancer, something no one wished existed. This guide will help shed some light on these subjects, and suggest/provide some treatment options, by discussing subjects such as,Hallucinations in different age groups.The different types of hallucinations and how to cope with them.Some of the typical signs and causes of hallucinations.How to speak with someone who is hallucinating, and how to take care of them.Attributes and practices of emotionally resilient people.10 ways to build your emotional strength and increase 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jordan Gunner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/183110/bk_acx0_183110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you have an interest in optimum mental health, this book belongs on your shelf! (Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression) "A must-read for anyone interested in overcoming depression and healing themselves naturally. A very important book that will elevate you in many ways. Everyone must seek it out." (Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD, author of Meditation as Medicine and Dead Brain Cells Don't Lie)Activate the inherent wisdom of your mind-body.Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way shines a new light on the darkness of depression by presenting specific antidepression strategies designed to help you unleash your innate healing potential. The time-tested advice presented in this book is based on the latest theories of modern science and the practical wisdom of Ayurveda, an ancient system of natural medicine. This unique book offers a comprehensive, step-by-step program for eradicating the root of depression from the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your being. Through detailed questionnaires about your psycho-physiological profile and elemental imbalances, you will identify an archetype that most represents your experience with depression. Then, you will design a tailor-made health program to regain balance in your mind-body. You will learn to undo depression by: Identifying your unique manifestation of depression based on elemental imbalancesUsing yoga, exercise, and breathing techniques that are in sync with your specific physical, mental, and emotional needsUsing food and meditation as medicineWhether you are battling a depressive episode or need support coping with the problems of daily living, this book will help you awaken the "physician within" and embark on a pathway to a life of balance and renewal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eliza Castle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/211665/bk_acx0_211665_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Erika's Lighthouse Parent Handbook on Childhood and Teen Depression is a practical guide written by parents for parents who think their child may be suffering from depression. Our handbook offers tips on how to get help, things parents might want to know about childhood and teen depression and treatment, and ideas for good mental health. Book excerpts: Welcome to the Erika's Lighthouse Parent Handbook on Childhood and Teen Depression, Second Edition. You may be listening to our handbook because you think your child is depressed and you want to know what to do. We are here to help you. You are not alone. Somewhere between 15% and 20% of our children and teens will suffer from at least one depressive episode before they reach adulthood. These episodes come in many forms - ranging from the child who doesn't want to go to school to the teen who is constantly in a rage to the withdrawn child who barely speaks. Often, these episodes are seen as just a phase, or typical behavior, but depression, clinical depression, is not part of typical behavior - it is a disorder that deserves attention and needs treatment. We hope this handbook will be a helpful guide to you as you deal with the many issues you will likely confront over the course of your child's depression. We know this is probably a frightening time. You may feel helpless and alone. We invite you to listen to our handbook with the hope that it will give you both some comfort and some answers. And we hope you will find some helpful tips on how to help your child maintain good mental health and find happiness, something we all want for our children. Our goal is to help you navigate a difficult time in our life. We hope our handbook will be helpful along your journey. For more information about us, please visit us at erikaslighthouse.org. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Bocking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090281/bk_acx0_090281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
'Bathed in Blue; Richly Informative. Ms. Ross does not only give us a resourceful reference for bipolar disorder but also a fascinating narrative of her daughter's suicidal process.' - By Dr Paul Wong, Clinical Psychologist & Training Consultant Hong Kong University Description This is a real life drama about a child of nine developing into a young woman and as the onset of puberty evolved, so did the condition bipolar affective disorder. Jennifer and her family struggled with an unnamed, unmedicated serious medical condition for 6 years before eventually the diagnosis bipolar affective disorder was made after a traumatic hospitalization. Once Jennifer was eventually hospitalized her troubles were not over. The metaphor for treating Jennifer was the equivalent of that of an ostrich, - some professionals putting their heads in the sand and hoping she would go away. According to Stephen Fry's BBC's documentary 'The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive' the incidence of bipolar affective disorder has risen from 1%-5% in the population. New research proves that there are genetic links; bipolar affective disorder is not going away and the sufferers at risk of suicide are more than 15 times at risk to succeed at taking their own lives. Jennifer's story highlights that the early diagnosis and subsequent treatment for bipolar disorder needs to be improved. Jennifer asked me to be her voice to tell her story. The stigma of mental illness and high suicide rates renders sufferers invisible and after suicide - mute. Their stories buried or cremated with them. I describe our difficulties to access help for Jennifer in acute and chronic situations in two different countries. Jennifer describes her situation in the wards, in the community and her struggle to be heard by her psychiatrist and her thoughts on suicide, her treatment and her life. After her fourth episode Jennifer sat down with me and asked why it was it so hard to get the help she needed? We decided together write about it. Hence her personal writings. I hope by writing this book that the illness can be better understood by professionals and the community. I want the treatment to improve so much that the lives of chronic sufferers become more worth living and that suicide is taken seriously in sufferers with bipolar disorder and is no longer a high risk. About the Author When Rona was twelve her father was 'committed' to a locked ward in the local psychiatric hospital. A short time later one of her aunts was also detained in the same hospital. Happily both relatives recovered. At seventeen Rona trained and worked as a Registered General Nurse in Scotland. Her training included experience in this same psychiatric hospital where she worked on the same high security locked ward where her father was 'committed'. She also worked in Dr Naylor's famous metabolic unit for sufferers of manic depression. Two decades later she visited her seventeen year old daughter, Jennifer, who was 'committed' in a locked ward under section 28 of The Mental Health Act of 1984 over a six year period. Therefore, mental illness is not a stranger to her. Her two children were brought up in Hong Kong and both went to university in Britain. She did her degree in Humanities in Hong Kong and at the same time she trained as a counsellor with two Non Government Organizations. She has worked as a counsellor since 1988.
If you have bipolar disorder, you already know about the emotional ups and downs that can accompany this disorder. But you may not know that people with bipolar disorder are far more likely to die from obesity-related illnesses as a result of poor nutrition and poor lifestyle choices. For the first time ever, this comprehensive workbook offers the proven-effective, Harvard-researched diet and lifestyle program made popular in the best-selling book Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy, to help you manage your moods, lose weight, and thrive. When you are experiencing a manic or depressive episode, making healthy lifestyle choices is probably the last thing on your mind. That's why The Wellness Workbook for Bipolar Disorder offers guidance to help you implement healthy changes into your daily life-one step at a time.
Reaching for Rain is an inspirational collection of short stories about overcoming life's disappointments and depression during early adolenscence. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that an estimate of more than 2.8 million adolescents ages 12 to 17 suffered from a major depressive episode in 2013. As a fifteen year teacher of junior high age students, I have seen firsthand the effects of depression on student academic performance, social relationships, family relationships, and their ability to cope during stressful situations. Reaching for Rain tells stories of how young people have faced their depression and used creative ways to overcome. Not all children have unlimited support from family and they rely on members of the community in programs such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Clubs. Others find hope in reaching out to help the less fortunate while others overcome their personal darkness by creating works of art, performing on stage, and writing poetry, music, and inspiring stories. The young people in Reaching for Rain learn to change their own lives by becoming volunteers, focusing on discovering their personal talents, getting involved in community service, setting personal goals, and gettiing involved at their local churches.
'If you have an interest in optimum mental health, this book belongs on your shelf!'--AMY WEINTRAUB, author of Yoga for Depression 'A must-read for anyone interested in overcoming depression and healing themselves naturally. A very important book that will elevate you in many ways. Everyone must seek it out.'--DHARMA SINGH KHALSA, M.D., author of Meditation as Medicine and Dead Brain Cells Don't Lie ACTIVATE THE INHERENT WISDOM OF YOUR MIND-BODY Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way shines a new light on the darkness of depression by presenting specific antidepression strategies designed to help you unleash your innate healing potential. The time-tested advice presented in this book is based on the latest theories of modern science and the practical wisdom of Ayurveda, an ancient system of natural medicine. This unique book offers a comprehensive step-by-step program for eradicating the root of depression from the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your being. Through detailed questionnaires about your psycho-physiological profile and elemental imbalances, you will identify an archetype that most represents your experience with depression. Then, you will design a tailor-made health program to regain balance in your mind-body. You will learn to undo depression by: * Identifying your unique manifestation of depression based on elemental imbalances * Using yoga, exercise, and breathing techniques that are in sync with your specific physical, mental, and emotional needs * Using food and meditation as medicine Whether you are battling a depressive episode or need support coping with the problems of daily living, this book will help you awaken the 'physician within' and embark on a pathway to a life of balance and renewal.