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clarkyclarkson · 06/02/2018 09:48

Hi there. My brother is currently going through depression and I wondered if anyone could recommend me a good self help book? As he's a typical guy and doesn't read that much does anyone know of an easy, readable book that isn't to intimidating if that makes sense? Thank you so much in advance x

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Sj10 · 10/02/2018 10:31

I found this useful
Overcoming Depression : a Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
I hope he does too

Mumofcats5 · 12/02/2018 15:15

It’s not a self help book per se, but I have found Matt Haig’s “Reasons to Stay Alive” really helpful. At least it was helpful for me.
I also really liked the Black Dog books - which were helpful to put into words how I was feeling when I was depressed but also able to show others how it can feel.

yellowplumpreserves · 25/02/2018 20:39

I think this book is really good. It also has details of a website with lots of CBT style videos and exercises to do.

SaltyMyDear · 25/02/2018 20:42

Potatoes not Prozac. Is a brilliant book which really explains the chemistry that’s causing depression and how you can’t treat it.

Harvestmoonsobig · 11/03/2018 22:08

Sunbathing In The Rain -
Gwyneth Lewis. Worth having if only for the title.

dirtyprettything · 30/04/2018 15:49

The Humans by Matt Haig if he is up to reading a novel

BookAngel65 · 19/01/2020 21:25

Mindfulness and creative colouring for adults can really really relax you and take your mind off things :-

Igglepigglesgrubbyblanket · 29/01/2020 07:17

Agree with the humans and reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig.

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