The Calm and Sense Way to Find Happiness and Satisfaction
by Leo J. Battenhausen, MA, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Today 450 million people globally suffer from mental disorders in both developed and developing countries. Of these, 154 million suffer from depression. In the United States alone, 18.8 million adults or about 9.5 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year, have a depressive disorder.
Why do so many people feel down, dispirited and unable to find happiness? While the pharmaceutical companies continue to churn out “new and improved” anti-depressant drugs, the numbers of depressed people still continue to rise. Author Leo J. Battenhausen reveals twenty years of his proven therapies so those discouraged and disheartened can finally overcome the hopelessness that festers in their hearts.
Battenhausen, in Defeating Depression, delivers practical and usable concepts, ideas, practices, examples and strategies, which will provide readers with the ability to begin turning their lives around so that unhappiness and depression can be defeated. They will learn how to achieve their own peace of mind. Battenhausen reveals a unique, sensible and proven technique that will show how to utilize healthy self-talk, realistic self-appreciation and innovative coping strategies to handle difficult external events and troublesome people in ways that help us to become responsible for our own happiness and peace of mind.
Defeating Depression delivers a very usable and effective strategy for people to start feeling better about who they are, the world they live in, the work they do and the people with whom they choose to be involved.
"...spells out the way to cope with setbacks without turning to
medications or bad choices such as alcohol or illegal drugs."
— Bookviews by Alan Caruba
"...a valuable mental-health tool."
— Library Journal
"...a choice pick for community library self-help and mental health collections."
— Midwest book Review, Wisconsin Bookwatch
Leo J. Battenhausen, MA, MSW, LCSW, LCADC has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical and Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Relationship Specialist and Certified School Social Worker in New Jersey for over twenty years. He has a Master of Social Work from Fordham University, New York and is currently in private practice in Rahway, New Jersey.
Nonfiction, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 224 pages
LC #2010906907, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-324-9 (pb), $14.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-398-0 (eBook), $14.95