Depression Books

Self help books on depression

Healing the Shame that Binds You

Author: John Bradshaw

This classic book, written 17 years ago but still selling more than 13,000 copies every year, has been completely updated and expanded by the author.

Shame is the motivator behind our toxic behaviors: the compulsion, co-dependency, addiction and drive to superachieve that breaks down the family and destroys personal lives. This book has helped millions identify their personal shame, understand the underlying reasons for it, address these root causes and release themselves from the shame that binds them to their past failures.

Manic: A Memoir

Author: Terri Cheney

This is a wonderful book for someone to read who is bipolar, or for someone who wants to learn more about what life is actually like for someone with bipolar.

On the Edge of Darkness: Conversations about Donquering Depression

Author: Kathy Cronkite

This book is written by Walter Cronkite’s daughter.  In it, she interviews famous peoples who have struggled with depression.  In addition to chronicaling famous peoples experiences of depression, she goes on to include common treatments for how to manage depression.  This book is inspirational.  Mental illness does prevent a person from achieving success.