i suffer with severe depression which is classed as treatment resistant-i have 3 children 7 yrs, 4yrs and 2yrs. they are very aware of my illness and i find it hard to put into their words how i am feeling, why i am the way i am and struggle to help them deal with me. i was recommended this book by my CPN and it is fantastic! granted it is aimed at people with manic depression and bipolar but you can change the wording to suit you. i would highly recommend this book to anyone with any kind of depressive illness, it is a great family support.