The new Pastoral Outreach series is a practical, user-friendly, non-academic pastoral resource which helps clergy and other pastoral care providers to give even more effective and appropriate support. Depression is often trivialised and sufferers told to “snap out of it” or “pull yourself together”. Yet one woman described her experience of depression, saying, “I can’t get away from ‘myself’ and ‘myself’ is hurting so much.” Consultant psychiatrist Dr Adrian Treloar addresses the concerns surrounding depression. He suggests practical strategies, helping clergy and other pastoral carers to sensitively support people who are experiencing the pain of depression.
About the Author
Dr Adrian Treloar has been a psychiatrist since 1989 and a Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry since 1995.