Gain Control of Depression and Mental Illness provides a wide overview of all aspects which are part of, and closely associated with, Mental Illness (MI) and depression. It explores the medical components and projection of MI, the ill person's struggles with their illness, and other family members' experiences and struggles alike. These three aspects are essential for families to be familiar with in order to understand the ill person, cope better with MI and gain some control. By utilising and providing problem-solving methods and a solution-focused approach, this book demonstrates how to drastically reduce stress, unpleasant confrontations and arguments that can be a daily occurrence.
Ivanka Palmer is a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist having majored in grief and loss with a Diploma in Professional Counselling, Psychotherapy & Development Psychology. She has worked as a telephone counsellor at "Hopeline" for people with life-threatening illnesses, at the "Mental Illness Fellowship" as a home visitor, and as a Family Educator. She also has over twenty years of personal experience with mental illness having been married to a person suffering from Bipolar Disorder.