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How To Tell Depression to Piss Off: 40 Ways to Get Your Life Back

How To Tell Depression to Piss Off: 40 Ways to Get Your Life Back (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Withey, James

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    27 Oct 20

Depression sucks, but you don't. Trying to manage the range of symptoms that depression throws at you is like navigating the dark ocean floor when you are without a torch and don't know how to swim. How do you manage something that feels utterly unmanageable? How do you get throu...gh each day when depression is telling you you're a worthless lump of camel spleen? What you need is a guide. A really good one. You need to know what works and what to do. This book gives you 40 ways to get to a better place with depression. They are born out of the author's personal experience of clinical depression and his many years of working as a counsellor helping people with their mental health. James lives with depression and knows its lies, the traps it makes and how to dodge when it starts spitting bile in your face. Nice, eh? The ways include: - Punch your cuckoo. We don't usually encourage violence towards birds, but no cuckoos are actually harmed so don't call the RSPCA just yet. In this chapter you're encouraged to imagine your depression as an external 'thing' (no humans or animals, of course!) and that you can 'hit', which is great fun. - Whose voice is it anyway? Spoiler alert! That nasty voice you're hearing isn't you; it's depression. The illness. When you start to recognise its voice you can start swearing back and who doesn't love a bit of swearing? - Don't listen to the lies. We all tell little lies sometimes, right? But depression is the biggest liar in the whole universe. It makes Pinocchio look like Mother Theresa. Be the lie detector to depression's fibs; call it out on its fraudulent nonsense. - Do the opposite. Depression will try to convince you to stay in bed, don't go out, don't wash, don't eat, don't phone anyone. Be Contrary Mary and do the exact opposite of what depression tells you because it never has your interests at heart. Plus, doing the opposite feels like you're a rebel, and rebels are cool (see Star Wars). At whatever point you're at with your depression, this book can help and provide some laughs along the way - hooray! - because you really need it with this bloody illness.
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ISBN 9781472144522
Released NZ 27 Oct 2020
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781472144522
Stock Release date is 27 October 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Robinson
Released 27 Oct 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Withey, James
Category Care Of The Mentally Ill
Coping With Personal Problems
Coping With Illness
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 616.8527
Weight 220g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Depression, Mental - Popular works, Depression, Mental - Popular works - Treatment
NBS Text Coping with Problems & Illness
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade