“… We are also under an increasing obligation to confront our illness, seek the proper treatments, and to the extent we can, begin the work of changing the behaviors fostered by depression. This is not blaming the victim; it is – to use a trendy phrase – empowering the victim. To fail at this is, to surrender to the devouring self-pity this illness can engender, violates an unwritten law of society which needs all the talents and energies of every member. To remain a victim of depression when I’ve been given the tools to be healthy, or at least healthier, means that I am withholding a part of me from people who might need what ever I have to give.”
SOURCE: THE BEAST. A reckoning with depression. Tracy Thompson. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1995. Page 13.
TOOLS FOR THE DEPRESSED
We recommend the HOME STUDY KIT, comprised of the Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition manual (2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications, and The Depressed Anonymous Workbook (2002) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville, Ky.
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