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Depressed Anonymous Literature | Depressed Anonymous

Depressed Anonymous Literature

Help comes in many forms. Some people do best with face to face interaction. Others need to read about a topic to fully absorb learning. The literature here is meant to help you on your journey of recovery from depression.

All titles are available in print format, many are also available in e-book format. If you are interested in purchasing a particular title there are links under that title on how to purchase them.

Good luck in your journey. We hope you find the information in our literature helpful.

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Available Titles Include:

365 Daily Meditations for 12 step folks 221 Pages 8 1/2″ x 11″ bound soft cover. This is the right book for those of us who want to think and reflect on those Higher Thoughts written by persons who know how to use the 12 step tools for recovery. Each day’s thought is a positive resource for one’s recovery from depression. Every one of these Higher Thoughts is a golden nugget mined from 12 step literature. If you want to enhance your prayer and meditation time and your conscious contact with your Higher Power, then this book is definitely for you!
Click here to order Higher Thoughts for Down Days for $18 


Depressed Anonymous
This is the REVISED 174 page inspiring “Big Book” of the 12 step fellowship of Depressed Anonymous. This innovative and workable approach provides a practical step by step plan for recovery from depression. The book provides over 30 testimonials of those persons who have successfully defeated their depression by being part of the fellowship and following the plan as outlined in this innovative approach to overcoming depression. The book, in it’s 3rd edition, is written by those who WERE depressed – they’ve been there and now they want to share with others, who like themselves, can hope and get well. Want to start a Depressed Anonymous group? This is the book for getting started! Contains the “how to’s” for group formation and sample meeting format.
Click here to order Depressed Anonymous for $15
Depreivos Anónimos
Esta es la página revisada 164 inspiradora “libro grande” de la beca de 12 pasos de Depresivos Anónimos ahora en español. Este enfoque innovador y viable proporciona un práctico plan paso a paso para la recuperación de la depresión. El libro proporciona más de 30 testimonios de aquellas personas que han derrotado con éxito su depresión por ser parte de la comunión y siguiendo el plan como se describe en este enfoque innovador para superar la depresión. El libro, en su tercera edición, está escrito por aquellos que estaban deprimidos-que han estado allí y ahora quieren compartir con otros, que como ellos mismos, pueden esperar y ponerse bien. ¿Desea iniciar un grupo deprimido anónimo? ¡ Este es el libro para empezar! Contiene el “cómo” para la formación de grupo y el formato de reunión de muestra.
Click here to order Depresivos Anonimos for $15
Depressed Anonymous Workbook
8 1/2″ x 11″ soft cover. Anyone wanting to bear down on their depression and find a way out of the darkness – this DA Workbook turns a light on for that person willing to work! This Workbook serves as an important companion volume to the “Big Book” of the fellowship, namely DEPRESSED ANONYMOUS. The Workbook provides an in-depth approach to working each of the 12 steps – one at a time. This Workbook, besides being an individual project is also used in group discussions. Each quote in the Workbook is referenced to a source in the “Big Book.”
Click here to order Depressed Anonymous Workbook for $12
I’ll Do It When I Feel Better
This revised 2nd 125 page edition contains ten chapters. There is an introduction by the author as well as a first chapter giving an overview of the book. The following topics are discussed: Bill W., and depression; What is Depressed Anonymous; The Promises of Depressed Anonymous ; Compulsions and Choices; the addictive nature of depression; Hope; Trust; Spirituality and Depression; Prayer and Meditation. These ten chapters provide the reader and 12 Step participants with the author’s own experience and perspectives which he feels are essential in dealing effectively with all symptoms
The Promises of Depressed Anonymous
Click here to order I’ll Do It When I Feel Better for $14
Believing is Seeing: 15 Ways to Leave the Prison of Depression
6″ x 9″ 117 pages Paper Back This work is to help the reader work through the various issues that afflict the depressed individual. Believing is Seeing and the 15 WAYS are extra incentives that over the years have been found to help the depressed in the recovery process. They also serve as excellent discussion topics for group step study programs. These 15 WAYS are excellent companion pieces to the Depressed Anonymous Manual and the Depressed Anonymous Workbook.
Click here to order Believing is Seeing for $8
DEP-ANON: Family Group
DEP-ANON: A 12 Step recovery program for families and friends of the depressed. DEP-ANON, a new publication from Depressed Anonymous Publications, is available to serve as a support guide for family members and friends who have a loved one who is depressed. Here you will learn how various symptoms of depression can overtake the mind, body, and feelings of the depressed. The chapter, what is Depression? Provides examples of behaviors demonstrating how negative symptoms can immobilize and change a person, You will join with other families who no longer feel alone, using the recovery tools of DEP-ANON. You can learn how the spiritual principles of the 12 Steps, applied to one’s own situation, will accompany you through every chapter of this new work. Every chapter has a commentary on each of the Steps. Discussion questions are available after each chapter. A new feeling of hope begins to take hold as you participate in DEP-ANON meetings. You will learn from other DEP-ANON family members how to begin to take care of yourself. Your focus begins with yourself and not the depressed family member. You will find that you can only change yourself. “To thine own self, first be true.”
Click here to order DEP-ANON Family Group for $10


A Medley of Depression Stories
This book is a medley of powerful short stories from different perspectives and experiences involving depression that can be read and pondered upon. They are meant to help the depressed person be able to relate and realize they are not alone in their thinking and depression. These depression stories contain a candid conversation and view and are filled with a lot of wisdom. We hope you can identify with some of these stories from others. May you find your wellness now.
Click here to order Debra Sanford’s Book for $14.98

We believe that what we think, what we say, and what we do impact our depression. We believe that depression can be managed by applying the principles of the 12 Steps. All are welcome!