About Depression Sucks! by Bob Litt
Going through depression can be difficult. Thankfully, there is absolutely no shame in seeking out medical help. But not everyone wants to go that route. Fortunately, there are some non-medical activities that can help. That’s what this book is about: 50 Non-Medical Strategies for Coping with Depression.
Depression is a way-too-common disorder that, I have to admit, I have suffered from myself. However, I have discovered that there are certain behaviors that have helped me deal with this condition. My hope is that they will help you as well.
It’s estimated that 16 million adults in the United States experience at least one major depressive episode each year. It doesn’t matter what you call it: Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Bi-Polar, Being Unconsolably Sad, or simply Feeling Down. You just feel bad and are unable to cope.
I realized that there were some activities that made me feel better: A nice nap in the middle of the day; a meal that tasted really good; and chocolate. Chocolate always makes everything better.
I started making a list and eventually came up with 50 Strategies. That’s what this book is all about: 50 Strategies for activities to try to help you cope with your depression, make your life more bearable, and be able to get more accomplished.
The goal of this book is to help you deal with your depression. I know that when I feel good, I want to do stuff. And even if I have to force myself to do stuff, I usually feel better when I’ve accomplished a thing or two. These strategies work for me and I hope they work for you.
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I am the self-published author of “Depression Sucks!” “A Blood Moon Over Las Vegas” (a modern vampire novel), “Teach Your Children Well” (essential experiences for your children), “The Progressive Method for Penny Slot Success” (playing slot machines), and the play “Gynt.”
I am currently a Las Vegas local, originally from NYC. For work, I consult on Technical Writing, Corporate Training, and Business Analysis projects (see my Technical Writing / Consulting page at http://bobspoint.com/_BP_TechWriting.html).
In my spare time, I write Self-Help Books, Novels, Screenplays, and Song lyrics. I also have a lot of opinions. Check out my Blogs.
I was born and raised in New York and attended Brooklyn Technical HS. Tech is the largest high school (by number of students) in the US. In your junior and senior years, you study engineering or science. I was going to be a Chemical Engineer. But then I took Organic Chemistry and that put an end to that.
After high school, I temporarily did a 180 and attended the School of Performing Arts at Brooklyn College. Then I worked in the professional Theater as a stagehand and designer.
Eventually, I returned to college to study computers. For the past 30 years, I’ve been a technical writer, corporate trainer, and BA, specializing in using computer systems.
In my career, I have written hundreds of technical documents and delivered thousands of technical courses. I love to teach people how to do stuff – in writing and in person.