The Depression of Grief

Recognizing that depression is a normal and natural component of grief, this compassionate guide helps mourners understand their depression, express it in healing ways, and know when they may be experiencing a more severe or clinical ...

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Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 9781617221934

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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Recognizing that depression is a normal and natural component of grief, this compassionate guide helps mourners understand their depression, express it in healing ways, and know when they may be experiencing a more severe or clinical depression that would be eased by professional treatment. It proposes that grieving people do not necessarily need to be diagnosed with depression following the death of a loved one and guides them through exercises to express their depression in healthy ways. In a society where mourning and melancholia are often ignored, this book gives mourners the supported and reassurance necessary to understand and appreciate that their depression is a regular part of the grieving process.

The Effect of a Life Management Skills Program on Depression and Grief in Widows

The results indicated that the participant group began with significantly higher
depression and grief levels than the non - participant group , but that the
participant group made larger gains in recovering from depression . Although it is
true that ...

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Author: Joyce Ann Thomas

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293105919397

Category: Depression, Mental

Page: 242

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The New Black

The New Black is Darian Leader's compassionate and illuminating exploration of melancholy What happens when we lose someone we love?

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Author: Darian Leader

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141908434

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 664

The New Black is Darian Leader's compassionate and illuminating exploration of melancholy What happens when we lose someone we love? A death, a separation or the break-up of a relationship are some of the hardest times we have to live through. We may fall into a nightmare of depression, lose the will to live and see no hope for the future. What matters at this crucial point is whether or not we are able to mourn. In this important and groundbreaking book, acclaimed psychoanalyst and writer Darian Leader urges us to look beyond the catch-all concept of depression to explore the deeper, unconscious ways in which we respond to the experience of loss. In so doing, we can loosen the grip it may have upon our lives. 'His orthodox, psychoanalytical approach, produces an unpredictable, occasionally brilliant book. The New Black is a mixture of Freudian text, clinical assessments and Leader's own brand of gentle wisdom'Herald 'Compelling and important . . . an engrossing and wise book'Hanif Kureishi 'There are many self-help books on the market . . . The New Black is a book that might actually help'Independent Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst practising in London and a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research and of the College of Psychoanalysts - UK. He is the author of The New Black, Strictly Bipolar, Why do women write more letters than they post?, Promises lovers make when it gets late, Freud's Footnotes and Stealing the Mona Lisa, and co-author, with David Corfield, of Why Do People Get Ill? He is Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University.

How to Handle Your Emotions

Written with a strong emphasis on practical applications that make a lasting difference, this guide is perfect for use by individuals, friends, small groups, and ministry workers.

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Author: June Hunt

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736932684

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 202

The first of an exciting new series of topical counseling resources offering God's truth for today's problems! Every person struggles with the common emotions related to... anger depression fear rejection self-worth How can we prevent negative emotions from getting the best of us? Longtime biblical counselor June Hunt looks to the Bible for the answers, offering compassionate guidance that encourages the heart and offers hope for even the most difficult situations. Each of the above topics is explored in four parts, examining the definitions, the characteristics, the causes, and the solutions that enable us to handle our emotions in ways that honor God and bless the people around us. At every step of the way, valuable insights are gleaned from Scripture. Written with a strong emphasis on practical applications that make a lasting difference, this guide is perfect for use by individuals, friends, small groups, and ministry workers.

Poems from Depression and Grief

After writing 6 whole A4 pages of my feelings and thoughts I read back of what I had written, I was reading the work of a madman - I would have locked me up in a mental institution!

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Author: Tony Heath

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1503183122

Category:

Page: 26

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A small collection of poems that were created from a period of depression that was made even more difficult by grief. The words are from the heart and not written by a professional writer but from an ordinary man suffering and trying to live with a breakdown, depression, grief and thoughts of taking his own life. Nothing unusual you may say and you would be right, like many before him and unfortunately many still to suffer this indiscriminate condition Tony found himself in a place so dark, so inescapable and so frightening that he was forced into doing something that had never been easy for him........open up and talk. One piece of advice stuck in my head, try putting your thoughts down on paper. After writing 6 whole A4 pages of my feelings and thoughts I read back of what I had written, I was reading the work of a madman - I would have locked me up in a mental institution! That night my head literally ached with the thoughts and words that felt trapped so I put my first 'poem' into the written word and put it as my status on Facebook. The feedback from my friends was unexpected and made the tears run freely. It was some of these friends who said I should get my work published...............so here it is. I hope you enjoy it.

The Nature of Grief

In this study on the evolution of grief John Archer shows that grief is a natrual reaction to losses of many sorts and he proves this by bringing together material from evolutionary psychology, ethology and experimental psychology.

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Author: John Archer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134683529

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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The Nature of Grief is a provocative new study on the evolution of grief. Most literature on the topic regards grief either as a psychiatric disorder or illness to be cured. In contrast to this, John Archer shows that grief is a natural reaction to losses of many sorts, even to the death of a pet, and he proves this by bringing together material from evolutionary psychology, ethology and experimental psychology. This innovative new work will be required reading for developmental and clinical psychologists and all those in the caring professions.

Clinical Handbook of Bereavement and Grief Reactions

This book is designed to present a state-of the-art approach to the assessment and management of bereavement-related psychopathology.

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Author: Eric Bui

Publisher: Humana Press

ISBN: 9783319652412

Category: Medical

Page: 338

View: 483

This book is designed to present a state-of the-art approach to the assessment and management of bereavement-related psychopathology. Written by experts in the fi eld, it addresses the recent shift in the fi eld calling for greater recognition of bereavement-related psychopathology, as evidenced by the removal of bereavement from the exclusion criteria for major depressive disorder and the provisional inclusion of a bereavement disorder as a condition requiring further study in the DSM-5. Th is text introduces and reviews the theoretical background underlying bereavement-related psychopathology, addresses the issues faced by clinicians who assess bereaved individuals in diff erent contexts, and reviews the management of and varied treatment approaches for individuals with grief reactions. Clinical Handbook of Bereavement and Grief Reactions is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, students, counselors, psychiatric nurses, social workers, and all medical professionals working with patients struggling with bereavement and grief reactions.

The Unwanted Gift of Grief

This powerful book is equally valuable as a gift from a minister to a grieving person, as a professional guide for ministers and counselors, and as a training tool for lay ministers and congregation members.

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Author: Tim P Van Duivendyk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317786610

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 841

Learn how to embrace the painful gift of grief and use it for transformation and healing as you journey through the wilderness to a promised life The Unwanted Gift of Grief is a passionate, practical guide through the grieving process for those who have suffered loss—and those who suffer with them. Rather than talking people out of their grief and pain as a way to make them feel better, this unique book invites them into the grief and pain as a way to healing, transformation and hope. Using real and in-depth ministry and counseling conversations, it identifies the journey through the wilderness of grief. This powerful book is equally valuable as a gift from a minister to a grieving person, as a professional guide for ministers and counselors, and as a training tool for lay ministers and congregation members. Built on the ministry concept of “sojourning,” The Unwanted Gift of Grief offers guidelines to be used in helping people in their journey through the adjustment period that follows a loss, a time that may include the darkness of disbelief, frustration, anger, sadness, depression, and healing light as they make their way through the wilderness of grief. Topics examined in The Unwanted Gift of Grief include: grief as gratitude and gift how family and culture can affect grieving different pathways through grief everyone grieves differently sudden loss, slow losing, rejection and suicide identifying the agony and characteristics of depression grief factors that affect marriage and sexuality saying “Yes” to death factors of faith, science and miracles the labor and contractions of dying and death the hope for healing and cure how to help: the Sojourner’s Process Guide the Grief Date: A Guide for Couples fifty ways to make it through the wilderness and much more The Unwanted Gift of Grief is an essential resource for anyone lost in the wilderness of loss and grief, and for professionals, lay ministers, family, and friends who care for them.

Healing Through Grief

Understand the relationship between loss, depression, and the process of grieving. Discover how to use the grieving process to heal from the experience of loss and the sadness and depression that often follow.

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Author: Michael Polek

Publisher: Michael Polek

ISBN: 9781732717664

Category: Self-Help

Page: 89

View: 328

Understand the relationship between loss, depression, and the process of grieving. Discover how to use the grieving process to heal from the experience of loss and the sadness and depression that often follow.

Enduring Loss

This book comprises a selection of papers initially presented as a series of lectures organised by the Psychoanalytic Forum of the British Psychoanalytical Society.

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Author: Eileen McGinley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429913242

Category: Psychology

Page: 300

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This book comprises a selection of papers initially presented as a series of lectures organised by the Psychoanalytic Forum of the British Psychoanalytical Society. The aims of these lectures was to revisit Freud's key papers 'On Narcissism' (1914) and 'Mourning and Melancholia' (1917), and to look at how they are used in today's thinking about the different stages of life. The contributions, by well known clinicians and theoreticians in their respective fields, capture certain important themes which were put together with two main incentives in mind: firstly, to consider that mourning, depression and narcissism constitute the basic fabric of psychoanalytic theorizing. Secondly, the centrality of these concepts not only illustrate a particular way of understanding mental functioning but, by locating them at different stages of the individual development, offers a wider, more effective and at times different perspective.

On Grief and Grieving

Shortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book. On Grief and Grieving is a fitting completion to her work.

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Author: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, David Kessler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781847375995

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Shortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book. On Grief and Grieving is a fitting completion to her work. Thirty-six years and sixteen books ago, Kübler-Ross's groundbreaking On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life. Now On Grief and Grieving will profoundly influence the way we experience the process of grief. On Death and Dying began as a theoretical book, an interdisciplinary study of our fear of death and our inevitable acceptance of it. It introduced the world to the now-famous five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. On Grief and Grieving applies these stages to the process of grieving and weaves together theory, inspiration, and practical advice, all based on Kübler-Ross's and Kessler's professional and personal experiences, and is filled with brief, topic-driven stories. It includes sections on sadness, hauntings, dreams, coping, children, healing, isolation, and even the subject of sex during grief. ""I know death is close,"" Kübler-Ross says at the end of the book, ""but not quite yet. I lie here like so many people over the years, in a bed surrounded by flowers and looking out a big window....I now know that the purpose of my life is more than these stages....It is not just about the life lost but also the life lived."" In one of their final writing sessions, Kübler-Ross told Kessler, ""The last nine years have taught me patience, and the weaker and more bed-bound I become, the more I'm learning about receiving love."" On Grief and Grieving is Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's final legacy, one that brings her life's work profoundly full circle.

Facing Life s Challenges

Each of the 366 daily meditations in this book suggests a simple "mental conditioning exercise" that can help muster an optimistic attitude even when things are most chaotic.

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Author: Amy Dean

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401933418

Category: Self-Help

Page:

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Amy E. Dean, bestselling author of Night Light and Pleasant Dreams, tells us in Facing Life's Challenges--Daily Meditations for Overcoming Depression, Grief and "The Blues," that there are healthy responses to emotional pain, as well as destructive responses. She says, "Give yourself permission to feel and express those feelings when handling a loss, or major disappointment, in life. Doing so can lead to healing and long-term recovery." Facing Life's Challenges is designed to assist readers experiencing depression, who are going through a grieving process or just generally having a hard time. Each of the 366 daily meditations in this book suggests a simple "mental conditioning exercise" that can help muster an optimistic attitude even when things are most chaotic. Facing Life's Challenges can help you gradually minimize your emotional lows, and maximize your self-empowering highs.

How to Recover from Grief

might otherwise seem abnormal in your life at some other time is normal in grief .
Depression Part of the essence of your grief is that you ' re not happy , that you
feel sad and depressed . The severity of your depression depends in part on ...

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Author: Richard Lewis Detrich

Publisher:

ISBN: 0817009892

Category: Consolation

Page: 125

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Mindfulness for Prolonged Grief

In the book, you will learn to relieve your pain by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, improving the quality of your sleep, and reconnecting with your life’s goals.

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Author: Sameet M. Kumar

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608827510

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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If you have lost a loved one suddenly or traumatically, have experienced extreme trauma yourself, or simply cannot process the death of someone dear to you, the pain can be overwhelming. For most people, grief resolves on its own, given time; but for many others, grief can lead to serious psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, anger, and an intense, inconsolable yearning for the deceased. Prolonged or complicated grief is a serious psychological condition that can leave you feeling dazed, stunned, or in shock for months or even years after your loss. Your sorrow does not diminish with time. In fact, it may even increase. No matter how much support you receive from family and friends, you simply cannot “get over it.” However, there are steps you can take to begin healing. Mindfulness for Prolonged Grief offers you real tools for overcoming the painful symptoms of prolonged grief. In the book, you will learn to relieve your pain by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, improving the quality of your sleep, and reconnecting with your life’s goals. In addition, you will discover how mindfulness exercises and guided meditations can help you process your grief, manage your intense emotions, and deal with loss without resorting to avoidant behaviors (such as addiction) as coping mechanisms. Loss is an extremely painful part of life, but with help you can build the resilience you need to heal, and use your grief as a powerful vehicle for growth.

Overcoming Grief 2nd Edition

This self-help book covers: · Coping with the unexpected or long-anticipated death of a loved one · Establishing a routine and tackling avoidance of difficult issues · Practical concerns such as making decisions and dealing with ...

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Author: Sue Morris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472140425

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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Reassuring and helpful strategies to guide you through your grief Grief is a natural reaction to loss, but in some cases it can be devastating, causing a loss of direction which can impact our relationships and work. This practical guide will help you to regain a sense of control and offers tried and tested strategies for adjusting to life without your spouse, friend or family member. Relentless grief can cause a host of physical problems, including difficulties eating, disrupted sleep and becoming over-reliant on alcohol. It can also lead to serious emotional and psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks and complicated grief. But techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help. This self-help book covers: · Coping with the unexpected or long-anticipated death of a loved one · Establishing a routine and tackling avoidance of difficult issues · Practical concerns such as making decisions and dealing with birthdays and anniversaries · Returning to work and planning a new future OVERCOMING self-help guides use clinically-proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme. Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper

Resurrecting the Living

Resurrecting the Living is a self-help book, is an inspiration and encouragement to those who have experienced grief and loss--whether recently or in the past.

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Author: Roblynne McDuffie

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692157336

Category:

Page: 110

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Resurrecting the Living is a self-help book, is an inspiration and encouragement to those who have experienced grief and loss--whether recently or in the past. Author Roblynne McDuffie describes her personal journey through grief, loss, and depression. She shares steps and tools she used to cope with the loss of multiple family members in a short period of time--including the loss of her mother. She discusses: Coping Mechanisms for Various Emotions and Stages of Grief Dealing with Positive and Negative Voices (Internal and External) The Role of Time and a Support System By the end of Resurrecting the Living, you will have the tools you need to survive and thrive in a healthy manner through your grieving process.

Sadness or Depression

This collection of perspectives has an unprecedented international dimension, as scholars from Europe and around the world join US academics to explore a central and controversial element of contemporary psychiatric diagnosis - and one that ...

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Author: Jerome C. Wakefield

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401774239

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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The World Health Organization states that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and predicts that by 2030 the epidemic of depression raging across the world will be the single biggest contributor to the overall burden of disease of all health conditions. Yet this gloomy picture masks a number of paradoxes concerning the diagnosis and cultural interpretation of depression that appear to challenge the claimed prevalence rates on which it is based. This book’s essays by some of the world’s leading researchers and scholars on depression explores these anomalies in detail from multidisciplinary and multicultural perspectives, and in doing so reshapes the debate on the nature of depression that is currently under way in the US and abroad. At the book’s core is the exploration from the multiple perspectives of a key dilemma: is the epidemic of depression real or is it just apparent? In particular, could it be the result of criteria laid down in the official American classification system of mental disorders, the DSM, interacting with cultural changes to reshape our view of melancholy, pathologizing what were formerly normal symptoms of grief or intense sadness? The debate over the DSM's conception of depression has an international relevance, with the WHO’s upcoming revisions to its International Classification of Diseases requiring coordination with the DSM. This collection of perspectives has an unprecedented international dimension, as scholars from Europe and around the world join US academics to explore a central and controversial element of contemporary psychiatric diagnosis - and one that has enormous practical implications for the future of mental health care and how we view our emotions. The book’s accessible essays will make it useful to scholars, practitioners, and students across a wide range of disciplines.