The first edition of this bestselling book was based on the responses of 120 survey participants who shared their experiences, insights and strategies for living with mood swings. This edition includes new, research-based, self-help strategies for taking charge of depression and developing a wellness recovery action plan. Interactive exercises provide guidance and coping skills.
The second edition has a new chapter detailing a step-by-step process to help readers develop their own plan for managing symptoms and staying well. Mary Ellen again worked with a group of individuals who had experienced depression to develop this planning process, known as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan , which is now being used by individuals and health-care treatment centres all over the world. The new edition also contains an updated list of resources, including an extensive list of helpful web resources that are now available as well as expanded material on specific treatment strategies and updated resources for mental health professionals.
Copeland is also the author of: Living Without Depression and Manic Depression , Healing the Trauma of Abuse ,
The Loneliness Workbook , and Winning Against Relapse .
Visit the author's website at: www.mentalhealthrecovery.com/