Are you frustrated with the behaviors of a friend, family member, coworker, child, or spouse who suffers from depression?
Do you find yourself feeling rejected, neglected, or abandoned at times because the person in your life invests a lot of time in trying to stay emotionally and chemically balanced but excludes you in the process?
Do you get angry with your depressed loved one and then feel guilty afterward, as you realize he or she has little control over his or her emotions?
Do you get irritated when your significant other breaks the plans you have for spending time together because he or she is feeling depressed or anxious?
Do you lose your temper when you come home from a hard day's work to find dishes in the sink, the house a mess, the laundry piled up, and your depressed spouse, roommate, boyfriend, or girlfriend sitting on the couch, watching TV or reading a book?
Do you find yourself worrying about the person you love who suffers from depression because he or she may attempt to take his or her own life?
Does it feel as though your life revolves around how the depressed person is feeling most of the time?
If you identified with some of those questions, then the wisdom Cindy Help offers about understanding the depressed person will help you.
When you finish this audiobook about depression, you will understand:
This book is a great buy for people who like the title says, need help understanding people with depression. I don't personally suffer from it myself but I have friends who do and this guide really helped me to understand what's really going on with them and how they must be feeling.
It's an short listen, nice and informative, it reads smoothly and is written well.
Any additional comments?
This book was not as helpful as I thought it would be. Most of it seemed like describing depression rather than how to help someone going through depression. While I do have a better understanding of depression, I'll see myself needing to search elsewhere to find out how to help someone going through this. Regardless, if you want a basic understanding on how depression works, this is a good place to start without taking up too much time to listen too.
Would you listen to Understanding the Depressed Person again? Why?
Absolutely. There is probably something else I can learn from it that I missed the first time .
What other book might you compare Understanding the Depressed Person to and why?
Any book about depression that can help someone should be considered alongside this title.
What about J. C. Anonymous’s performance did you like?
I like his calm voice and his clear annunciation.
What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?
I like that the book tells you what a depressed person needs. This enables you to know how to help yourself or whoever you know that needs a little extra care.
Any additional comments?
There are different types of depression and they aren't all the same. It is important to know the differences and what you can do about each type when someone you care about and love is suffering from the disorder. Reading books like this can certainly help that.
There are thousands of books about dealing with depression for people WITH depression. But it is hard for us to see our loved ones suffering from it, especially when we don't understand it or know how to help.
This was a hugely helpful look into understanding what a depressed person is going through, and what you can - and can't - do to help. Who would have thought something as simple as summer weather could trigger symptoms?
If you could sum up Understanding the Depressed Person in three words, what would they be?
Listen to them.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Understanding the Depressed Person?
Just really getting into the mind frame and learning to help others cope with these feelings. I have been there, and its a hard time.
Which character – as performed by J. C. Anonymous – was your favorite?
No characters, just a self help book.
What insight do you think you’ll apply from Understanding the Depressed Person?
Finding out what it is like to be on the other side of the fence when it comes to depression.