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As you walk down the road of life, from time to time you will bump — ! —into difficult situations. The five possible pathways you can take from there will determine how you feel. If you want to know how to help someone with depression, or to help yourself, it’s important to understand which pathway has led to the depressed feelings.

The Fold Road leads to depression. Once you feel depressed, finding solutions to the bump you have encountered becomes all the more difficult because depression creates a sense of powerlessness, smallness, self-blame, and hopelessness.

This page offers resources to help you return to well-being if, in a problem situation, someone you want to help, or you yourself, have taken the Fold Road, that is, the pathway of giving up on getting what you want.


To learn more, watch the videos below or read more from Dr. Heitler on her blog.

The Hand Map for How To Help Someone With Depression

From Prescriptions Without Pills by Susan Heitler, PhD

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About Susan Heitler, PhD.

Dr. Susan Heitler specializes in teaching couples the skills they need to enjoy a strong, long-lasting and loving partnership, and helping individuals to enjoy well-being when they have been feeling depressed, angry or anxious.  A clinical psychologist in private practice in Denver for over 30 years, Dr. Heitler is a graduate of Harvard University with a doctorate from New York University.

Dr. Heitler's books The Power of Two, The Power of Two Workbook co-authored with her daughter Dr. Abigail Hirsch, and her book on therapy From Conflict to Resolution form the basis for the Power Of Two Marriage program. Dr. Heitler's newest book, Prescriptions Without Pills: For Relief from Depression, Anger, Anxiety, and More offers relief from the common colds of mental health.

Dr. Heitler lives what she teaches. She and her husband have been happily married for nearly 40 years, raising four children, now with children of their own.

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Need additional support in your journey to healing? Contact Dr. Heitler to make an appointment today.

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