I’ve struggled with depression since I was 13, and have spent nearly 40 years now searching for answers. Almost nothing in the depression books I’ve read ever worked – I found the advice often worse than useless (“Just go for a walk!” … yeah right! And even when I DID manage to do it, it actually made me feel worse!)
This guide contains things I’ve done that have actually helped (not all the time, but sometimes).
I began compiling this list about 10 years ago, but found that I never remembered it was there, when depression hit. I realised I’d need to find a way to have it with me at all times, just so I’d remember it when I needed it, so I turned it into this handy little “wallet guide” that I could carry around with me all the time.
Being so small, not everything will fit of course! You’ll find longer and more complete explanations of most of it, here on this website. So if there’s something that doesn’t make sense in the guide, come and look it up here – you may find a better explanation.
Download A4-sized version [download id=”150″ version=”218″]
Download US Letter-sized version [download id=”139″ version=”220″]
Printing and folding it
Print this with your printer set to “None” for “Scaling”, if that’s an option in your printer settings. It will stop there being a border around it, so it fills up more of the page. It will probably warn you that some of it may be outside the printing area – ignore that, it will be ok.
Once it’s printed, there’s a clever folding technique which turns this into a little booklet … you can see it at pocketmod.com
If you find it useful – or not! – I’d love you to leave comments below 🙂 Any feedback you have can help me make it better, and we can help more people like us.