Reading and Resources for Those Experiencing Depression

Breaking the Patterns of Depression
by Michael Yapko

This is an informational and empowering book that has a lot of information about how to change your thinking and acting so that you can change your feelings and have an impact on depression. People who have read this book have been very impressed with it and found it incredibly helpful in their recovery of depression.

Hand-Me-Down Blues
by Michael Yapko

In this book, Dr. Yapko talks about how families can create environments that encourage the development of depression. This well-written, easy to read and useful book challenges couples and families to look at their interaction and find ways to develop healthy patterns in relationships.

I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression

by Terrence Real

Terrence Real writes with knowledge from both sides of depression, both with stories of many men who have suffered with it and as a therapist who has treated many men who are depressed.

The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success by Nicholas Love

Sometimes depression comes from disappointment and unhappiness with a career.  This book will help you to assess and consider your career goals.


Men Get
This website is full of information and resources about men and depression.

Web MD
Web MD is an excellent resource for information on many different health issues. This site on depression is very helpful.


Easy to understand information about mental illnesses, mental health care, diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Find a support group, connect online in NAMI's discussion groups, contact your state or local NAMI.

National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health describes symptoms, causes and treatments with information on getting help and coping.

Mental Health America
This organization was formerly known as the National Mental Health Association. Mental Health America is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.