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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Living With a Stranger

Valerie Stillwell

Price: £5.00

Members' discount available

Published: Nov 1997

Format: paperback

Number of pages: 56

ISBN: 9781901242072

This joint publication between the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the West London Health Promotion Agency is intended as a survival kit for carers of people with depression. It encourages a positive attitude towards the illness and gives an idea of what the carer can expect and how they can cope.
A personal account of living with someone with depression. Gives advice to carers on how to cope mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. Contains a section on where to go for help and a list of helpful organisations.
Amusingly illustrated throughout by Christine Roche.


  • Recognising depression.
  • Taking a positive approach.
  • Making every day life normal.
  • Coping with your own feelings.
  • Handing over.
  • Making progress together.
  • Your role as carer.
  • Appendix: Where to go for help.
  • Helpful addresses.
  • Index
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