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Living with a Depressed Person

How to Live in Peace with Someone Suffering with Depression
Narrated by: JC Anonymous
Length: 27 mins
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How to live with someone you care about who is depressed

Cindy Help, the author has helped people all over the world lean how to handle the difficulties associated with interacting with depressed people. The life-skills you need for coping with a depressed friend, spouse, co-worker, family member, boyfriend, girlfriend, sibling, or child are contained within this audiobook.

The wisdom in this book will show you exactly how to live with someone who is suffering with chronic or situational depression.

From the author on dealing with a depressed person:

When a family member, spouse, or friend suffers from depression, they need all the love and support they can get from you. Your care, encouragement, support, and understanding all play a vital role in their recovery. While this is true, it isn't a walk in the park. Living with a depressed person can be very difficult for everyone involved.

If you live with a depressed person and share a fair amount of responsibility in looking after that person day in and day out, it's easy to forget yourself and to neglect your own needs. If this keeps up, you may eventually find yourself burnt out or on the brink of wearing yourself down. Whether you are living with or taking care of a depressed person by your own conscious choice or not is not the issue. What is important is doing your best to deal with it and look after the depressed person while nonetheless knowing how to take care of yourself at the same time. All throughout this ordeal, you must strive to remember that you still matter. Most resources out there focus solely on the depressed person. It's about time someone focused on you.

Get this book while it's being offered at an introductory price, you'll be glad you did.

©2014 Jordy Christo (P)2015 Jordy Christo

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short and sweet

this isn't a long book but that makes it good because it's something I can listen to every morning when I start my day to remind me of what I need to do to support family member that is suffering. the guys robot voice is a bit annoying though.

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A Helpful read

Very helpful for those needing to understand how to be around and help depressed loved ones

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  • mint tea
  • 24-04-2016

Don't judge, just help!

If you could sum up Living with a Depressed Person in three words, what would they be?

Highly helpful tips

What was one of the most memorable moments of Living with a Depressed Person?

The part about making sure you take care of yourself even if you are trying to help someone that is depressed.

Have you listened to any of JC Anonymous’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to other titles, this one is just as good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The first part of the book offered a crash course on depression, so it offers up a ton of information that can change how you think.

Any additional comments?

This book is helpful for anyone that wants to learn more about depression or would like to be able to help someone close to them that is suffering.

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  • Emily H
  • 10-06-2016

A very helpful book on a difficult topic

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There are many books dealing with depression, but this takes a step back and talks to those people who have to live with a depressed person, which can be just as terrible as suffering from depression yourself.

There are two angles that the book looks at depression from. There are tips and advice on understanding the illness, and how you can best help that person. but it also makes a big point of emphasising the fact that you need to look after yourself too. There is no wrong in being a little selfish when you're living with someone who is making your life tough on a daily basis.

I think it's so important to be reminded that it is not all about the person with the illness, your life is of value too and you need to be fit, well and in good spirits to best help the person with depression.

An interesting listen that will certainly be of help to some people.

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  • Stephanie
  • 19-05-2016

Helping others

Where does Living with a Depressed Person rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Its near the top. I a lot of people I know live with depressed people, so it gives some insight and tools to help them out.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There are no characters, just the narrator and you.

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No scenes, just a nice information packed audio book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me cry a little because I was once the depressed person people had to live with. To know what everyone else was going through made me sad.

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  • Matt Brady
  • 09-10-2019

Pretty basic, horribly read

I was trying to figure out if this book was read by a bad computer program or a whacky person. The content is true and may be helpful for someone. It is however extremely basic.

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  • Mollie & David Malone
  • 03-07-2019

This Book Has Changed Our Marriage!

This book has helped us in one day than what 10 years of Marriage Counseling has ever done for us! Was read clearly in simple, easy to understand dialogue. Thank you so much for this blessing of a gem!

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  • rui
  • 07-04-2019

Awful - do not buy.

The narration is stilted, awkward and annoying. The content is superficial and rather insulting to the reader’s intellect. I had to give every category 1 star in order to create this review. It does not deserve any stars!

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  • matthew
  • 28-03-2019

Bad book not helpful at all.

The information in this book was for depressed people who want to stay depressed. Offers no help to caretakers.

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  • BSH
  • 27-03-2019

A good reminder

Sometimes you just need a quick reminder of how to help your loved one. Now, the narration is kind of weird, to be honest, but the content -- which is what I was really needing when I downloaded -- was clear and helpful. It is a good source for when I'm feeling short-fused, and a reminder of what to do and what not to do, what not to say....and how to support. It's a good thing to pop on the way home so you have a strong arsenal. thank you.

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  • G. Gray
  • 22-01-2019

Terrible narrator cadence

Although it was short, I found it concise. It's the first book about dealing with a depressed person that explains what you should and shouldn't be expected to do. I will listen to it again. However, the narrator is quite terrible. There is a lack of proper cadence and emphasis on words and syllables.

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  • La
  • 31-07-2018

robot voice not much information, more a pamphlet

the voice is not natural. it sounds very much like a machine that had so clue where to put the emphasis.