A New Englnad tour to promote Bruce Levine’s new book: “Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy”

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When Mar 22, 2008 01:00 AM to
Mar 30, 2008 01:00 AM
Where New England
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New England Book Tour
March 22 to March 30, 2008 (See Schedule Below)

Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic:
How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy

By Bruce E. Levine, Ph.D.

The rate of depression in the U.S. has increased more than tenfold in the
last fifty years. By not seriously confronting societal sources of despair,
American mental health institutions have become part of the problem rather than the
solution. The good news is that age-old wisdom and legitimate science —
uncorrupted by pharmaceutical corporations — have much to inform us about
revitalizing depressed people and a depressing culture. Surviving America’s
Depression Epidemic provides an alternate approach to depression that encompasses the
whole of our humanity, society, and culture, and which redefines depression in
a way that makes enduring transformation more likely.

Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic Reviews:

Levine’s holistic approach, bolstered by plenty of scholarship and popular
literary references, will give depression patients a useful big-picture
perspective. . . . The solution Levine uses in his own practice recognizes that
periods of depression can be a “natural part of the human condition” and “potential
sources for motivation and discovery,” and combines humor and practical advice
to instill the self-acceptance and self-release that will help people pull
themselves clear and find “life beyond self.”

“Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic is a book about depression that is
written with both passion and compassion.  In other words, the book has science
but it also has heart.  It includes the scientific data on depression and its
treatment but goes beyond the data, providing a clear historical and
socio-cultural perspective.  Dr. Bruce Levine makes the science accessible to the
layman and demystifies the treatment of depression, both psychotherapy and drug
therapy.  The book is written with humility and a self-revealing candor that
captures the warmth I believe Dr. Levine brings to his treatment with patients.
It is a ‘must read’ for anyone who struggles with depression or anyone who is
in the business of treating it.”
–DAVID ANTONUCCIO, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
University of Nevada School of Medicine

“Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic inspired me as I was reading it and
a few days later I even noticed that some of my own ideas and behaviors have
actually changed. There are many brilliant insights throughout, forgotten in
our modern helping culture. The book would be just as-or even more-useful for
helping professionals as for laypersons. It’s the best self-help book I’ve ever
read and I’d recommend it to anyone.”
–DAVID COHEN, Ph.D., co-author of Your Drug May Be Your Problem

Bruce E. Levine, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has been in private
practice in Cincinnati, Ohio for more than 20 years. He is also author of
Commonsense Rebellion: Taking Back Your Life from Drugs, Shrinks, Corporations, and
a World Gone Crazy and has been a regular contributor to The Huffington Post,
AlterNet, and Z Magazine; and his articles have been published in Adbusters,
The Ecologist, and numerous other magazines. Dr. Levine is on the advisory
council of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology and
the editorial advisory board of the journal Ethical Human Psychology and
Psychiatry. His Web site is www.brucelevine.net

New England Book Tour Schedule:

Peterborough, New Hampshire
March 22, 2008 11:00 am
The Toadstool Bookshop
12 Depot Sq.
Telephone: 603-924-3543

Keene, New Hampshire
March 22, 2008 2:00 pm
Colony Mill Marketplace
222 West Street
Telephone: 603-352-8815

South Burlington, Vermont
March 24, 2008 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
102 Dorset Street
Telephone: 802-864-7505

Amherst, Massachusetts
March 25, 2008 7:00 pm
Food For Thought Books
106 N. Pleasant Street
Sponsored by the Freedom Center
Call the bookstore at 413-253-5432,
Or visit www.freedom-center.org

Quincy, Massachusetts
March 26, 2008 7:00 pm
Metro Suburban Recovery Learning Community
460 Quincy Ae.
Telephone: (617) 472-3237

Worcester, Massachusetts
March 27, 2008 7:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
90 Holden St
Sponsored by Central Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community
Co-sponsored by the UUCW Accessibility Committee
Telephone: (508) 751-9600

Manchester, New Hampshire
March 30, 2008 11:00 am
Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester, NH
669 Union Street
Telephone: (603) 226-2230

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