The Cure of Depression and Excessive Sorrow
Originally taken from a sermon by Puritan Richard Baxter and published in 1683, here is a small book that looks at practical ways the Christian can be victorious over depression and excessive sorrow. Long before psychology was considered a science, Baxter examines the psyche and offers practical helps for emotionally hurting people. Also included in his treatment on the subject is advice for family and friends for how best to help usher the melancholy from a state of despair to a happy and joyous life worth living fully.
If you suffer from bouts of depression or know someone who does, try this little book out first. It will be sure to encourage your heart and help in a number of ways those who are excessively sorrow.