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For A Five-Part
Holistic Self-Care Program
By Douglas Bloch
Learn How to Heal From Depression and
Addictions of All Kinds
You Will Restored to
Health as You Make An Investment In YOU!
To print off a PDF version:
Investment In You.pdf
Douglas Bloch shares in his book
Healing From Depression the Activities that support my vision of
wellness. He has discovered that healing from depression and cultivating a
better mood is a RESULT of practicing the five areas of self care. I have found
these same areas of self-care also transform imbalances in body weight.
In this groundbreaking book, self-help author Douglas
Bloch shares his struggle with and ultimate recovery from a life-threatening
depressive illness. He offers a practical "survival plan" for living in
hell-which he adopted until a group of committed, loving people held a vision of
his recovery which lead to a spiritual healing.
In addition to the personal narrative, the second half of the book contains
Douglas's "Better Mood Recovery Program"--a five-part comprehensive program for
treating depression and anxiety through a holistic approach that includes diet,
nutrition, exercise, social support, attitudinal healing, prayer, meditation and
relaxation techniques. The program offers a week-by-week plan with worksheets
and goal sheets to customize your recovery. Moreover, the book's appendix
contains an extensive catalog of Internet sites offering up-to-date information
on treating mood disorders and addictions. Patients and clinicians alike are
already calling this informative and compassionate work "a lifeline to healing."
Find Healing from
12 Weeks to a Better
Mood, by Douglas Bloch, Celestial Arts Publishers,
www.healingfromdepression.com For a depression screening self-test
The Relaxation &
Stress Reduction Workbook,
by Martha Davis and Mathew McKay, © 2002, New Harbinger
What is NAMI? NAMI (the National Alliance on
Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental
health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living
with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI
has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, a national organization
including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local
communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI
mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.
the medical basis of stress, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and
drug use—explained in a fun, easy-to-read
format. Very informative!
comprehensive site on the Internet.
Includes: helpful introduction, comprehensive disorder explanation,
diagnosis and treatment, diagnose yourself segment, quality of life
assessment, extensive medication description, magazine and books
sections, research findings, Internet links, and help.
was formed to provide therapeutic resources for depressed individuals of
all ages. We work with the chronically depressed and those recently
discharged from health facilities who were treated for depression. We
also seek to prevent depression through education and by creating a
supportive and caring community through support groups that successfully
keep individuals from relapsing into depression.
Depression treatment. Learn more about depression in children, teens
and adults. Resources discuss depression symptoms, causes and treatment
Interactive depression self-help site. From Kaiser Permanente Center for
Health Research. Includes a one-time registration. Practical
provides comprehensive explanation of what depression is, the
symptoms, types, causes, and treatments. After personal evaluation, your
doctor may prescribe medications to help stabilize your thinking
processes. Many individuals don't require drug therapy, but it can be
essential for some people. I recommend evaluating your lifestyle choices
and making gradual changes that fit you and feel good, as an essential
component for life-long mental well-being. Inclusion here does not
constitute endorsement of this site, or of any other products or
services contained therein. See
How To Use This Site for ideas on how
Therapeutic Help For The Journey and the
Self-Care Guide For Mental Health Concerns in that section.