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My anti-depression kit (books & other stuff)

Kim Boykin
 
I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It
I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It
"I think one of the keys for me in getting less depressed was figuring out what I wanted to be when I grew up."
The New Antidepressants and Antianxieties
The New Antidepressants and Antianxieties
"Prescription medication has been helpful to me. (This book is out of date now, but I liked it. It's a balanced guide to the use of prescription antidepressants.)"
Crosley CR62-BK Kettle Classic Desk Phone with Push Button Technology (Black)
Crosley CR62-BK Kettle Classic Desk Phone with Push Button Technology (Black)
"Call a friend. Chat and/or make a lunch date. (Getting together with a good friend is almost always antidepressive for me.)"
Sacred Sorrows: Embracing and Transforming Depression (New Consciousness Reader)
Sacred Sorrows: Embracing and Transforming Depression (New Consciousness Reader)
"Essays on a wide variety of approaches to healing depression (therapy, medication, nutrition, etc.) and also to 'embracing' depression as a meaningful part of one's life and spiritual journey."
Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You
Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You
"Intelligent advice from a psychotherapist who has suffered from depression himself."
New Balance Women's WW845 Walking Shoe
New Balance Women's WW845 Walking Shoe
"As much as I hate to admit it, aerobic exercise really does seem to help."
The Artist's Way
The Artist's Way
"I think this is a powerful anti-depression book, even if you have no particular interest in being an 'artist.' Helped me think about what I enjoy and what I long for."
The Depression Book: Depression as an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth
The Depression Book: Depression as an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth
"How to suffer less and have more compassion for yourself in the midst of depression. Highly recommended for when you're on the upswing; may just piss you off if you're still very depressed."
The Doctor's Complete Guide to Vitamins and Minerals
The Doctor's Complete Guide to Vitamins and Minerals
"I'm still trying to figure out if any nutritional strategies make any noticeable difference. (I think B vitamins and C help some.) I like this book, which has an alphabetical listing of vitamins/minerals and their uses and also an alphabetical listing of medical conditions and the vitamins/minerals that might help (or hurt)--all based on scientific research."
The Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health
The Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health
"No need to read this book, but do have your doctor check your thyroid levels. Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland) is apparently fairly common, especially among women, and a major symptom is depression."
Downton Abbey: Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (6 Discs)
Downton Abbey: Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (6 Discs)
"Sometimes you just need to distract yourself. Addictive TV shows do the trick for me."
Words With Friends
Words With Friends
"Another compelling distraction for me."
Amelie
Amelie
"Ultimately, I think the only way to really be happy in this life is to help other people be happy. This movie might inspire you."