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Books in WITT Library
All Blacks don't cry : a story of hope by
Call Number: 616.8527 KIR
I've been to hell and I'm back. If you're in that same place, then I understand what you're going through.' John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wingers New Zealand, and world, rugby had ever seen. A prominent and revered figure at the dawn of the professional age of rugby, he seemed to live a charmed life. But nobody knew, though, that behind closed doors 'JK' was living a life of torment. Afflicted with depression for many years including those as a high-profile sportsman Kirwan was able to survive by reaching out, seeking help from those closest to him. All Blacks Don't Cry is John Kirwan's story of hope, of working through the pain and living a full life. It is a poignant, inspirational and helpful example for anybody battling depression. At my worst moments, I lost all sense of hope for the future. As I began to slowly get better, I began to be able to say to myself, 'This will pass, you'll get through this. Hang on to hope.'
The mood gym : overcoming depression with CBT and other effective therapies by
Call Number: 616.85270651 CHR
A practical and accessible guide to overcoming depression and anxiety with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
All of us feel anxious from time to time, but for some, chronic depression can become unbearable and severely disrupt everyday life. The Mood Gym is an interactive program designed for those who would like to manage existing negative emotions and prevent mental health problems in the future. Drawing on the latest research and based on two proven techniques—Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy—this unique guide will assess your mood and anxiety levels through interactive quizzes; help you to change unhelpful patterns of thought and behavi∨ offer proven coping strategies to help you deal with depression and let you enjoy your life once more; and outline complementary therapies, such as relaxation and meditation, to assist you in your recovery. The Mood Gym is a unique guide that will help you feel better.
Taming the Black Dog by
Call Number: 616.8527 AIS
Don't want to get out of bed in the morning? Feeling as though the light is fading at the end of the tunnel? You may be suffering from depression, a condition Winston Churchill referred to as the Black Dog. taming the Black Dog is a simple guide to managing depression, which an estimated 1 in 5 people will suffer in one form or another at some time in their lives. Modelled on Bev Aisbett' s successful LIVING WItH It, tAMING tHE BLACK DOG has a unique blend of wit and information and is an invaluable guide for both chronic sufferers of depression as well as anyone with a fit of 'the blues'.
Black sails, white rabbits by
Call Number: 616.8950092 HAL
He's an award-winning Olympic and Amercia's Cup Sailor. He beat cancer twice before surviving a lethal America's Cup catamaran crash. But of all the battles Kevin A. Hall has faced in his life, few have been as brutal as the one raging inside his mind. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1989, Hall has experienced episodes of severe mania, with corresponding deep depressions, for more than a quarter of a century. Throughout that time, he has faced imposter syndrome, hospitalizations, and a number of other setbacks as he struggled to make his dreams a reality. In Black Sails White Rabbits, Hall reflects on his life's journey up until this point - and the influence of one woman he couldn't have done without - in an inspirational tale that combines his memoir and message of hope with a surprising story of true love.