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The Surviving Depression Journal - A Catholic Approach

The Surviving Depression Journal - A Catholic Approach

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Depression is no fun. One of the most difficult aspects of depression is that God often seems so far away, or, even more, He seems not to care. Sitting still is excruciating, praying seems impossible. This sense of being disconnected from God may lead one to feel guilty, angry, and hopeless.

In this helpful companion to her best-selling Surviving Depression - A Catholic Approach, Kathryn James Hermes, FSP, guides readers through their own personal dark nights of the soul with inspiring reflections, Scripture, and prayers. Encouraging readers to follow along with her, Sr. Kathryn has created a safe space in which people can journal their struggles and fears and come to a sense of hope, peace, and trust. The journal is a step-by-step creative guide to reconnecting with yourself, with your dreams, and with your God. The Surviving Depression Journal can be used alone or in addition to the Surviving Depression text.

Includes a helpful appendix describing symptoms of depression as well as suggestions for support. Also features simple, vital tips for dealing with depression.

What Are People Saying about this Title?

“…a much needed addition to understanding depression’s impact on our lives. [This book] inspires the will to go on!”
—Dr. Joseph Roniger, Jr.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry-Neurology, Tulane University, New Orleans

“…offers reflective and evocative material to anyone who asks: ‘Where is God in the midst of this dark night?’”
—Nancy Y. Sheridan, SASV
Center for Religious Development, Cambridge, MA

“Solid practical and spiritual help for those who struggle with depression and mental illness.”
—Dr. Nicki Verploegen Vandergrift
Author and Director of Spiritual and Ministerial Development at Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA

“This book’s unique contribution is to combine medical information, psychological insight and ways to pray about the many challenges that depression brings to faith.”
—John Peteet, M.D.
Psychiatrist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

See also:

Prayers for Surviving Depression
Surviving Depression Set

Dimensions & Specifications

  • ISBN: 9780819871046
  • Author: Kathryn James Hermes, FSP
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 112
  • Language: English
  • Occasion: Sympathy

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Review: This journal gives those who suffer from depression a way to express themselves without fear or shame. It leads the journaler through a healing process as they write their intermost thoughts to God. God is central to this journal and to recovery from any form of depression Best Uses: Depression Sufferers, Gift; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Healing, Informative, Well Written
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