Reading and Resource Recommendations

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.

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

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

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