Depressive tendencies made it hard for me to get out of bed. When I looked at the world, I saw dullness, grayness. While there were situations in my life that were crappy, issues with my health, family, and job, I was beyond just being sad. I needed to research, consider, read, and select actions for my life that would bring about change. And I wanted to do it without drugs. Was it possible? I found uninspiring resources online. So I embarked on a journey with a therapist, a naturopathic doctor, and a yoga instructor. How to Manage Depression Without Drugs is a concise overview of the five steps I took to re-write my story, to implement change, to continue on a path toward mental, emotional and physical health. Each chapter includes a simple visual game plan designed to motivate and inspire. This is the book I could not find when I needed it, a story told without shame and attached to concrete strategies for managing depression without drugs.