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Surviving America's Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy - Bruce E. Levine
Surviving America's Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy
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The rate of depression in the U.S. has increased more than tenfold in the last fifty years. By not seriously confronting societal sources of despair, American mental health institutions have become part of the problem rather than the solution.The good news is that age-old wisdom and legitimate... show more
The rate of depression in the U.S. has increased more than tenfold in the last fifty years. By not seriously confronting societal sources of despair, American mental health institutions have become part of the problem rather than the solution.The good news is that age-old wisdom and legitimate science--uncorrupted by the profit-margin pressures of pharmaceutical and insurance corporations--have much to inform us about revitalizing depressed people and a depressing culture. Surviving America's Depression Epidemic provides an alternate approach that encompasses the whole of our humanity, society, and culture, and which redefines depression in a way that makes enduring transformation more likely.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781933392714 (1933392711)
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
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lana321
lana321 rated it
4.5 Surviving America's Depression Epidemic
This book gives an insightful look into the cultural and societal factors contributing to depression. It defines depression as an unsuccessful attempt at complete shutdown so as to avoid emotional pain. According to the author, emotional pain is a normal part of human experience. However, it is not ...
SilverPen
SilverPen rated it
4.0 Surviving America's Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy
I probably shouldn't say I've read this book. After all a skipped a chunk in the middle. However I really enjoyd his perseptiveness about humans and humanity in general. The chunk I skipped was where he was so positive about healing and healers. It was sort of disconcerting after he had made such a ...
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