Have you or do you know someone who has just been diagnosed with depression?
Being depressed is difficult enough. I know I suffered from brain fog, and that overwhelming feeling of my body and mind being weighed down. It was incredibly difficult to find the motivation or ability to think clearly and make rational decisions.
I now know that thinking clearly and making rational decisions is exactly what you must do to start treating depression immediately. Sometimes you can do that yourself, but if possible it is best to ask a loved one to help.
What makes things worse is that there is now too much information and resources for people suffering from depression than ever before, so you may not know where and how to start seriously tackling the black dog.
Yes, you read that right – I said too much! There are over 150 million results for ‘depression’ in Google. New research is published almost weekly on treatments. Different medical and non-medical strategies are recommended by various specialists over others.
Ironic, isn’t it? Just a few years ago, colleagues and experts were decrying the lack of information and awareness surrounding depression. Now, the buzz – and white noise – is overwhelming.
Then there’s the questioning:
- How do you find the right help?
- How reliable are these resources?
- Who are the proponents of the information, treatment and strategies? Are there vested interests?
- How do you know whether these ‘experts’ know what they’re talking about and if they’re right for you?
- How much does stuff cost and how long will it take?
- Which treatment is best for your circumstances? What’s involved and what are the risks?
All this just adds layers on top of your already confused state. Worse, few resources actually help you answer these questions.
If you’re not careful, the information avalanche can paralyse you into indecision, when suffering from an illness that already predisposes you against activity. This can draw out or worsen the symptoms of depression and your overall condition… and that’s the last thing you need!
Simple, Clear, Practical Advice for the sufferer AND the caregiver
Because of my recovery from depression I have been asked countless times about the best strategies to overcome the black dog. I share these in my seminars but it is just not possible to speak one-on-one to every person who needs help.
Imagine if you could cut through the maze of information and make sense of it all? What if a resource could translate thousands of pages of research, anecdotes, instructions and opinions into practical, realistic advice?
What if, from the word go, you could be told exactly what you needed to do to start down the road to real, effective recovery? Not just theory and speculation, but trusted, impartial advice and resources from someone who has walked in your shoes and suffered extensive depression and tried almost every medical treatment under the sun at the time.
Save Yourself From Years Of Prolonged Suffering
I endured – and barely survived – depression that lasted for over five years, described by my psychiatrist as ‘the worst he had ever treated’. In searching for a solution, I tried everything.
Between every antidepressant you could shake a stick at and the more extreme and dramatic electric shock therapy, nothing worked. Meanwhile, my marriage fell apart and my professional life disintegrated. Even my suicide attempts were unsuccessful – I just couldn’t catch a break!
Slowly, eventually, through intensive support and a holistic treatment plan, I overcame depression – something I thought was impossible during my darkest days, when death was preferable to the prolonged and seemingly endless suffering.
Recovering from what I perceived to be the irrecoverable, I was determined to devote all my efforts to helping others beat depression too. This work is more fulfilling than anything I could have dreamed of when I was a high-flying executive and business owner.
After interviewing thousands of people both suffering from and caring for someone with depression, heartwarming stories emerged of people battling depression against the odds and winning.
Others shared their coping and treatment strategies; some revealed what helped them through their worst moments and what has helped them make real and lasting changes to their lives to help prevent depression from returning or deal with it if it does.
Find Out How You Can Beat Depression Now
In the same way that there are different types of depression, the illness afflicts people in different ways and requires different approaches for treatment. There is no one ‘right way’.
That’s where my new resource, Beating Depression, comes in. It helps make recovery real, not just possible. It consolidates years of research, thousands of interviews and saves immeasurable despair through not seeking treatment or having a poor treatment strategy.
Beating Depression is described by Dr. Peter Cotton, Clinical and Organisational Psychologist, as “clear” and offering “a pragmatic and holistic approach to recovery for both the person living with depression and their carer.”
From a free and quick mental health check to advice on finding and evaluating professional medical experts, local support networks and making lasting changes to your life through dieting and exercise, Beating Depression is the faithful companion by your side – your mental health concierge.
Be guided and supported from the depths of depression to the dizzying heights of recovery and thriving. The Seven Essential Strategies, trusted handpicked resources, and impartial, pragmatic information help you take action to treat depression and live a more fulfilling, purposeful life.
Resources, websites, audio and worksheets help you step-by-step through the important process of identifying your needs, creating and sticking to a treatment plan and setting and reaching goals that take you towards away from depression and towards a life beyond the black dog.
Find out more about Beating Depression and it can help you or your loved one.