Understanding and Loving a Person with Depression by Stephen Arterburn & Brenda Hunter [REVIEW]


If someone you love is depressed, you probably feel confused, angry, and helpless. This encouraging guide will help you hold on to hope while broadening your understanding of depression and its treatment.
Dr. Brenda Hunter has been a caregiver for someone with depression and has also struggled with depression herself. With empathy, real-life stories, and clinical expertise, Brenda teams up with Stephen Arterburn to explore:

  • The multiple causes of depression
  • How men and women react to depression differently
  • The influence of social media and technology on depression
  • The unique challenges of depression in adolescence
  • How to take care of yourself while caring for someone who is depressed

Brenda and Steve know from personal experience that light can overcome the darkness of depression. You can get back the person you love. Learn how to care for both of you in this hope-filled book.

About the Authors

Stephen Arterburn, M.Ed., is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries and the host of the nationally syndicated Christian counseling talk show New Life Live! heard by over two million people each week on nearly two hundred radio stations nationwide. He is the bestselling author of books such as Every Man’s Battle and Healing Is a Choice. With over eight million books in print, Arterburn has been writing about God’s transformational truth since 1984. His ministry focuses on identifying and compassionately responding to the needs of those seeking healing and restoration through God’s truth.

Brenda Hunter, Ph.D. (1941–2017), was a psychologist and internationally published author. Educated at Wheaton College and Georgetown University, she wrote numerous books, including In the Company of WomenHome by Choice, and The Power of Mother Love. She has appeared on Focus on the FamilyToday, and Larry King Live.


Arterburn & Hunter do a tremendous job using short case studies, medical details & spiritual truth to dissect depression from all angles.

  • What is depression
  • Depression and men
  • Depression and women
  • Depression and adolescents
  • Childhood experience and later life
  • Types of therapy
  • Supportive community
  • Self-care
  • Forgiveness and healing
  • Hope
  • Prayer

I received this ebook free from the publisher. My only obligation is to provide an honest review.

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This book is one of eight books in the Arterburn Wellness Series. Other topics covered include:

  • Alcohol or Drug Addiction
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sexual Addiction


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