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When Going Through Hell ... Don't Stop!

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From the author of Words That Heal comes an inspirational tale of hope and healing for anyone (or their caregiver) who is undergoing the torment of clinical depression: When Going Through Hell...Don't Stop! A Survivor's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety and Clinical Depression.

In this groundbreaking book, self-help author Douglas Bloch shares his struggle with and ultimate recovery from a life-threatening depressive illness. He offers a practical "survival plan" for living in hell-which he adopted until a group of committed, loving people held a vision of his recovery which lead to a spiritual healing.

In addition to the personal narrative, the book includes a comprehensive 130 page self-help section on treating depression, including a 10 page listing of Internet sites for on-line healing assistance.

Moreover, the narrative is complemented by paintings from history's great artists that visually depict the various states of mind that the author experienced. In receiving words and images that stimulate both sides of the brain, the reader is given a complete picture of the journey from depression to recovery.


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What others are saying about this ebook...

"An inspiring and uplifting story about the power of love to create miracles in our lives."

Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul®

"Douglas Bloch has written a triumphant, poignant account of his successful battle with a depression which nearly took his life. He lays bare his soul and reveals how he came through. This book is an important and valuable contribution to the millions of people who suffer from depression and to the doctors who treat them."

Larry Dossey, MD, author of Reinventing Medicine.

"Douglas Bloch writes with the insight and power of message only available to someone who has walked in some of the deepest darkness a human can know. When Going Through Hell, Don't Stop is much more than one man's journey. It is a powerful contribution to anyone seeking help for themselves or someone they love."

Mary Manin Morrissey, author of Building Your Field of Dreams

"Congratulations on courageously telling your inspiring story. Anyone who has suffered from depression will be uplifted by it."

Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D., bestselling author of
How to Survive the Loss of a Love and How to Heal Depression

"Douglas Bloch exhibits the traits of a true survivor. The techniques he used to recover from depression can be used by others who are struggling to overcome a difficult ordeal. A rare accomplishment."

Al Siebert, Ph.D., author of The Survivor Personality

Table of Contents

Introduction............................................................................i
1.The Descent Into Hell..............................................................1
2.There Is No Room at The Inn .................................................12
3.Treading Fire .........................................................................17
4.Madness or Suicide, It’s Yours to Decide.................................31
5.Bearing the Unbearable Pain...................................................39
6.Overcoming the Stigma of Depression.....................................43
7.God is My Antidepressant .......................................................48
8.After the Pain, the Joy..............................................................59
9. Epilogue: Footprints in the Sand.............................................63
10.Chronology of Events.............................................................65
11.Appendix A: Living in Recovery .............................................68
12. Appendix B: Depression Treatment Resources.....................75
Internet Web Sites.......................................................................75
Mental Health Organizations........................................................77
Suicide Prevention Groups and Hotlines ....................................78
Associations of Mental Health Professionals...............................80
Telephone Prayer Ministries........................................................81

Recommended Reading..............................................................83
Acknowledgments........................................................................90

Tables

Diagnostic Criteria for a Major Depressive Episode ................4
Diagnostic Criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder....................8
Words of Hope ............................................................................17
Daily Rating Scale For Anxiety and Depression...........................25
January Mood Diary ....................................................................25
Depression Life-Raft Card ..........................................................27
Prayer for Going Through a Dark Night of the Soul.....................38
Back to the Present ....................................................................42


INTRODUCTION

When Going Through Hell…Don’t Stop! A Survivor’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety and
Clinical Depression is my story of how I descended into and emerged from the hell of a
depressive episode. It can be used as resource for anyone who is struggling with
depression, manic depression (also known as bipolar disorder), anxiety, or a related
mood disorder.

If you are reading this e-book up, it is no doubt because either you or someone
you love is in pain. I understand that pain. I know what it is like to feel the despair, the
torment, the hopelessness of major depression. I have experienced it and have
survived. My message is that you can get through it, too. I pray that my story of
rebirth will validate your reality, reassure you that you are not alone, and give you the
hope that healing is possible. That is why I have written this book.

Because my depression was diagnosed as “treatment resistant—i.e., it did not
respond to antidepressant medication—I was forced to put together my “daily survival
plan for living in hell”—a series of coping strategies that kept me alive day by day, hour
by hour, and minute by minute. These survival strategies were based on five different
kinds of self-care activities—physical self-care, mental-emotional self-care, social
support, spiritual connection and lifestyle habits.

After my recovery, my daily survival plan became “my daily wellness plan” which
I used to stabilize my moods and to minimize the potential for relapse. Soon, I felt
called to share these wellness principles through teaching a 12-week class called
“Healing From Depression.” In creating the curriculum for the class, I took the self-care
strategies I was employing and formulated them into a systematic, step-by-step
sequence that could be learned and practiced over a 12-week period. I wrote about this
program in my book Healing From Depression: 12 Weeks to a Better Mood.

In the years since my recovery I have continued to teach these principles through
the ongoing depression and anxiety support groups that I facilitate in Portland, Oregon.
During this time, I have been privileged to see many healings and “miracles” in the
lives of the group members. You can learn more about these groups by going to the following link: www.healingfromdepression.com/depression-support-groups.htm

Clinical depression is a serious matter. At any given moment, somewhere between
15 and 20 million Americans are suffering from depressive disorders, and about one in
eight will develop the illness during their lifetimes. Suicide, the eighth leading cause of
death in America, is largely caused by untreated depression. Thus, while Going Through
Hell: Don’t Stop! offers a program for how to manage the symptoms of depression and
anxiety, it is not a substitute for professional treatment. If you or someone you care
about is severely depressed or anxious and have symptoms that are interfering with
your ability to function, please seek out professional help. (See Appendix B for
treatment resources).

Finally, although my personal narrative and the book’s clinical material focus on
healing from a depression, I believe that many of the book’s principles can be applied to
anyone who is undergoing a “dark night of the soul” experience—which I define as
“relentless emotional or physical pain that appears to have no end.” It is my deepest
wish that the lessons I learned from my suffering and the material contained in this
book may give you or a loved one the hope and inspiration to fight on in your darkest
hours.

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