Surviving the Darkness: Lessons learned from experience
After years of learning from his suffering, Nicholls outlines some practical tools for coping with depression and anxiety, overcoming common obstacles, restoring hope through the discovery of pathways to recovery, and if you care for someone with depression, providing them with meaningful support.
Who should read Surviving the Darkness
Surviving the Darkness will doubtless be invaluable to anyone who has a diagnosis of depression and anxiety, presenting a realistic portrait of the many pathways to recovery. For caregivers and supporters of those with depression, Nicholls offers helpful suggestions including comprehensive tables detailing things to say (and to avoid saying), warning signs to look out for, prevention tips and the importance of self-care.
What you will get from reading this book
A concise, thought-provoking account about recovery from depression and anxiety.Useful references and practical tools for sufferers and carers.Guidance on ways to overcome common obstacles (the barriers to treatment).How to become "the driver, not a passenger" in your recovery.An understanding of the treatment options including tips on selecting your Recovery Team and how to identify 'good' therapy.Coping strategies that you can use or adapt to your situation.Benefits of the lessons learned over many years from a battle with depression and anxiety.An abundance of encouragement and ultimately, the means of restoring hope.
Once you have these practical tools at your disposal, Surviving the Darkness becomes the only option.