Back From the Brink

Back From the Brink

True Stories & Practical Help for Overcoming Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
A man who has suffered from severe depression himself presents candid and poignant interviews with people from all walks of life who have battled serious depression and bipolar disorder. Original.

New Harbinger Pubns Inc
In Back from the Brink, author Graeme Cowan?who has suffered from severe depression himself?presents candid and poignant interviews with people from all walks of life who have struggled with serious depression and bipolar disorder; such as Bob Boorstin, the director of public policy at Google, former tennis star Cliff Ritchey, and talk-show host Trisha Goddard. As these interviewees detail their treatment, their successes, and their setbacks, readers are offered real hope and real advice, as well as practical tools for recovering from their own depression. The book also explores various treatment options that readers can take away to begin healing.

On July 24th, 2004, author Graeme Cowan took pen to paper and said goodbye to his family. ?I just can’t be a burden any longer,” he wrote. After four failed suicide attempts, and a five-year episode of depression that his psychiatrist described as the worst he had ever treated, Cowan set out on a difficult journey back from the brink. Since then, he has dedicated his life to helping others struggling with depression and bipolar disorder?and that is how this book came to be.

If you have severe depression or bipolar disorder, it is important to remember that you are not alone. Featuring interviews with people from of all walks of life, Back from the Brink is filled with real stories of hope and healing, information about treatment options and medication, and tools for putting what you've learned into practice. If you are ready to put one foot in front of the other and finally set out on the path to recovery, the powerful stories in this book will inform and inspire you to make lasting change.

If you have severe depression or bipolar disorder, you may find it difficult to take that first step toward recovery. You aren’t alone. In our society, many people with depression or bipolar disorder do not seek therapy or medical treatment due to the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Even people in ?progressive” communities may not want to admit that they are on antidepressants or mood-balancing medications. Isn’t it time we changed the way we thought about these illnesses?

The book includes a special foreword by actress Glenn Close, and features in-depth interviews with former US Representative Patrick Kennedy; television talk-show host Trisha Goddard; director of public policy at Google, Bob Boorstin; former chief advisor to Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell; former tennis pro, Cliff Richey; former professional football player, Greg Montgomery; and many more.



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& Taylor

Collects first-hand stories from celebrities on their own struggles with depression and bipolar disease, including the steps that they took to get a handle on their own mental health and begin moving forward.

Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., c2013
ISBN: 9781608828562
Branch Call Number: 616.8527 COW
Characteristics: xi, 213 p. :,ill., ports. ;,23 cm.

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