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

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

by Terrence Real, 1998

This ground-breaking book sheds light on the origins of male depression (including abusive experiences in childhood), how it’s a much more common problem than most realize, and how our culture continues to cover it up and prevent men from understanding themselves and healing.

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

by David Burns, 1999

One of the best-selling self-help books ever, full of helpful insights and useful methods for dealing with depression and what can cause and maintain it. It’s a very practical book grounded in ‘cognitive-behavioral’ therapy models and interventions. While it doesn’t do justice to the true complexity of depression, including in men with histories of child abuse, it has lots of helpful information and techniques.

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness

by Mark Williams and colleagues, 2007

Written by the developers of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, this self-help book clearly explains what mindfulness is and how mindfulness meditation practices, which anyone can learn to use, can bring freedom from depression. Includes CD narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression

Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression

by John McQuaid, Paula Carmona, and Zindel Segal, 2004

As indicated by its title, gives equal weight to both cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness approaches. It has many very helpful exercises and techniques for applying methods from each approach in daily life.