If you are currently supporting a loved one with depression, chances are you’re finding it incredibly difficult to know what to do to make a difference. Don’t despair, practical, doable easy to understand information is at hand…

"At Last…The Worlds First Comprehensive Guide To Supporting A Loved One With Depression, Written By Someone Who Survived Depression, And Then Went On To Help Thousands of Australians Beat The Black Dog…"

From: Graeme Cowan,

1:28pm 25th August 2008

Dear Reader,

If you are trying to help a loved one with depression, you’ll know it’s one of the hardest things you’ve ever done. I know this through interviewing hundreds of people trying their best to do just this. I also work daily with people trying to overcome depression and I know how trying this can be.

You are carrying a huge load right now because of your love and care for another, and because of your commitment to help them recover.

What you are doing is so important… all of the research on what makes a difference in helping people recover from depression shows that the support of a significant other is invaluable at this time, and this website is here to offer you sincere, practical help for the journey.

Whether you are caring for a spouse, child, parent, sibling, or friend, if you are interested in learning:

  • the most effective methods for supporting a loved one suffering with depression,
  • how to conserve your own mental and physical health,

then this could be the most important message you ever read.

Here's why:

I have just released a ground breaking book called ‘Back From The Brink Too: Supporting Your Loved One In Overcoming Depression’.

To make absolutely sure that this book is 100% relevant to your needs, I interviewed over 650 people (300 living with depression and 350 care givers), and asked every single one of them what they thought were the most critical issues that people caring for a loved one with depression should understand.

I then spent two years working tirelessly to make sure that every single one of these questions was answered by people with the right life experience and/or professional qualifications to provide useful, meaningful answers.

Here’s what that means to you:

It means that every section in the book is there because "someone like you asked for it to be there”.

This book answers the questions that you desperately need answers for right now, and if you’re like the vast majority of people caring for a loved one with depression, you’re probably finding the answers pretty hard to come by. In ‘Back From The Brink Too’, all of the questions that are important to you right now are comprehensively answered, questions like these:

  • Which depression treatments really work?
  • How do I get my loved one to open up and talk about this?
  • How do I assess the risk of self harm, and what can I do to prevent it?
  • How to successfully navigate your way through the mental health system?
  • What can I do if my loved one refuses to seek professional help?
  • How can I assess the appropriateness of any particular GP in dealing with our situation?
  • Why are there so many different medications and which ones are the most effective?
  • How can I know what medical treatments are most appropriate for our situation?

You will also find answers to important questions like these:

  • What are the best alternative therapies and are any of them any good?
  • What role can lifestyle issues play in helping my loved one get better?
  • What simple, easy to do things can I do right now that will make a difference?
  • How do I discuss my partner’s depression with our children?
  • What should I do if I feel that it’s starting to affect our children?
  • What are the warning signs that it might be affecting the children?
  • Are there any support services available to me, I’m really struggling here?
  • If so, where are they?
  • How can I support someone with depression without sacrificing my own well being?
  • Are there any support services that can support me while I’m supporting them?
  • Where do I find all the help lines, organizations, websites and support groups for carers?

 These are just some of the questions that are comprehensively answered in this amazing resource. But don’t take my word about how good a resource this is for you, listen to what some of the most qualified, eminent people in Australia are saying about ‘Back From The Brink Too: Supporting Your Loved One In Overcoming Depression’.

Extract From The Manly Daily September 9 2008

John Brogden (former leader of The Opposition in NSW) and his wife Lucy, pictured at the Launch of Back From The Brink Too: Helping Your Loved One Overcome depression. John suffered from depression for years and it culminated in a suicide attempt at his Mona Vale electorate office in 2005, a day after he stepped down as the Leader of The Opposition.
With her husband by her side, Mrs Brogden said "Graeme’s book is an essential resource for any person caring for someone living with depression. It’s a really fantastic book … a one-stop resource with strategies for caring for someone with depression and different agencies where you can get help, access to a book like this would have been invaluable for us during the dark days...”
Mrs Brogden, a director of Sydney Community Foundation, said it was easy for people caring for someone with depression to experience symptoms themselves.
"It’s really easy for the carer to develop depression themselves and it’s important you look after yourself as well,’’ she said. "It’s also important for carers not to blame themselves. You need to really remind yourself it’s not your fault.’’
Mrs Brogden said the couple were back from the brink and enjoying life.
"John’s really fantastic,’’ she said. "He’s taking preventative medication and he has a great balance to his life. We have three beautiful children and everything has turned out really well.’’

Graeme Cowan and Lucy Brogden on Channel 7's Sunrise

“This book…highlights not only the profound challenges of those supporting someone with depression, but also theprofoundimpact it can have on their well being. By givingvaluable insights… and providing useful strategies, this book can assistcarers and family members to not only help those with depression, but importantly; help themselves”.
Jeff Kennett AC, Chairman of Beyond Blue: Australia’s National Depression Initiative

“If only all carers of people with Depression could read this useful informative book and find out that they are not alone. With first hand accounts and advice about caring, and importantly, about self care, this book is a must.”
Elena Katrakis, CEO Carers NSW

“This Book goes to the heart of how individuals can care for someone with depression. It also comes from the heart – of someone who has walked the journey and can define howcaregivers can best ‘care’.”
“Professor Gordon Parker, Executive Director,Black Dog Institute”
An educational facility dedicated to improving the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders.

What you have just read are glowing evaluations of the content of my book by some of the most eminent people involved in the day to day running of Australia’s leading organizations dealing with Depression.

If you have any doubt about whether or not you can trust the information contained within it, I hope this puts those doubts to rest, not because I want you to buy my book, but because truly, if you are depressed, or you are someone caring for someone who is depressed, it will help you get access to vitally important information that you need. 


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Wouldn’t A Practical 7 Step Evidence Based Plan Designed Specifically To Help Someone In Your Situation Make All The Difference To You And Your Loved One Right Now!

Imagine having access to the best, most up to date information about supporting someone with depression, and the best, most up to date advice on how to look after yourself so that you can make it through this with your own health in check? Wouldn’t that be a great support to you right now?

Doesn’t it make sense to approach the challenges you are facing now in a responsible way, a way that will help you to look after yourself, so that you can look after everyone else who is relying on you right now? This is especially relevant to anyone who is married with kids. Wouldn’t a plan that includes strategies for looking after your health, energy and vitality make a big difference to you right now?

How would you feel if you could get hold of practical, easy to understand advice and strategies written in an easy to read style; information that would give you the confidence to know that you can come out the other side of this, whatever the result, knowing that you did everything you possibly could to help your loved one. How would it feel if you could do that? Wouldn’t that give you some peace of mind?

How much of a difference would it make to you if you knew that you were following an evidence based plan, one run past numerous qualified experts in a variety of fields, one that gives you the best possible chance of making it through this difficult time so that you have the best possible chance of getting your life and happiness back?

All of this is possible, many people recover from depression, and the chances of your loved one recovering are infinitely improved if you know what to do to support them and how to go about it.  

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There Are Two Critically Important Things That Those Supporting A Loved One With Depression Need To Know.

  • How to look after yourself so that you don't ‘burn out’ trying to ‘hold it all together’ and
  • How to effectively go about supporting a loved one with depression.

I am deadly serious about what I am about to say to you now, the knowledge and advice contained in my book is not only helpful, it is life saving advice that could be the difference between helping your partner recover or losing everything that is important to you.

This terrible fact hit me extremely hard when I was researching this book as one of my survey respondents told me that on the 13th of June, 2007 when I was on ABC’s Radio National program being interviewed with John Brogden about the launch of my First Book, Back From The Brink: Australians tell their stories of overcoming depression, she lost her beloved and clinically depressed daughter because she took her own life…

Tears streamed down my face as I read her story, how this loving devoted mother found it incredibly hard to get the answers she needed to effectively support her daughter. The frustration she felt, her helplessness, her despair, and finally, her words of encouragement:

“Get Back From The Brink Too out there because it is so desperately needed”.

I am on a mission with this book, and that mission is to help people like you avoid this pain and to help as many people as I can to get their life back together.

My heart still goes out to this poor woman whenever I think of her, her story is not unique – many people battling depression lose the battle and sometimes this ends with them taking their own life. I was lucky. When I was depressed I tried to commit suicide a number of times, but somehow I survived. As selfish and stupid as it sounds, it has only been while researching this book that I truly realized the suffering I caused to my parents and wife, who went through hell and back trying to reach me when all I wanted to do was disappear…as crazy as it sounds, when depressed people attempt to take their own life, they actually think they are doing you a favour, because your life will be easier when they’re gone.

If you are caring for someone who is depressed, you absolutely must know the signs of when self harm is a possibility, and you must know how to handle the situation should it arise.

Even more important than this, you must know how to open the channels of communication with your loved one if they are distant and withdrawn so you can monitor the seriousness of their situation. All of this information is extensively covered the book.

Here's a sneak peak at what you'll discover in "Back From The Brink Too":

  • How to discuss your loved ones depression with them, even if it’s something they actively resist or don't find it easy to talk about. (page 124)

  • How to discuss depression with a man (page 130)
  • How to discuss depression with a woman (page 131)
  • 3 simple ways to help your loved ones open up and talk about their feelings.(page 129)

  • Lots of useful practical advice on how to process the emotions you’re feeling, so you can stay on an even keel and not follow your partner into depression (page 167)
  • 2 simple keys to start a conversation with your partner about their depression, including what to say and what not to say and what to do if all else fails. (page 125)
  • The little-known way to listen to your partner so that they feel safe to open up and talk, and what you need to bear in mind so that you feel ok to let them say whatever it is that they feel they need to say - and be ok with it.(page 127)
  • 5 proven self help strategies that really work in helping people treat their depression and the important things that they need to do to give themselves the best chance of recovering.(page 109)
  • What to do if your partner says they don’t need help (page 126)
  • How to go about telling your partner that their behaviour is unacceptable, if at any time you reach a point where you feel that their behaviour has gone too far (page 135)
  • How to successfully navigate the maze of mental health services and get the help you really need (page 141) 
  • The most comprehensive list of carer helplines, organizations, websites, support groups, and books ever assembled. (page 216)
  • IMPORTANT! Discover in just a number of minutes how to prepare for a visit to a GP, and how to get Medicare to substantially subsidise your visit to a psychologist. (page 141 & 144)
  • How to choose the right psychologist. And what to do if you are unsure about any health professional you see (page 143)

  • 2 effective strategies to apply if your loved one refuses to get professional treatment (page 140)
  • How best to support someone with bipolar (page 157) 
  • 3 proven strategies for helping you understand if your own emotions are affecting your health and how to create a support network for yourself (page 169)
  • Numerous tips for making sure you take care of you including comforting advice on what you need to do to maintain your own mental health (page 188)
  • A simple way to assess the risks of your partner causing themselves any harm, without confronting them or making them feel angry.(page 207)
  • CRITICAL: Discover how to recognise the warning signs of self harm, what to do after a suicide attempt and what contact numbers you need to have close at hand.(page 209)
  • INVALUABLE Discover in just a number of minutes how and where to find the right information and support closest to you.(page 212)
  • What to do if children are affected by your loved ones depression, (page 178)
  • What you should tell children and what signs to watch for, as well as how to differ you approach for Pre School and Primary School children.(page 180)
  • REVEALED! Wisdom and advice from experienced carers, their stories, and what they know now that they wish they had have known when their loved ones depression first started. (page 194) 
  • How to easily and quickly assess yourself to see if the stress you are dealing with has reached the point where you need some assistance yourself (page 169)

  • What actions and strategies really work, a complete section providing practical advice on important things for you to action.(page 155)
  • What are the different medications and which are most effective (page 114). 

And that's just a fraction of what you'll find out in "Back From The Brink Too" That's why you should own this book today (in fact, you could be reading it in as little as 5 minutes from now because there is a PDF version of the book, as well as a paperback addition!).

“I wish I could have laid my hands on this book a few decades ago! This is a superbly researched and moving anthology of hope and inspiration” 
Ingrid Ozols, Managing Director
Mental Health at Work

"Family members of people with mental illness play an enormous role in providing care and support for relatives experiencing the pain and distress of depression - too often without the support and education they need themselves. BACK FROM THE BRINK TOO will be of enormous benefit to the hundreds of thousands of Australians in this situation. It provides reassurance that they are not alone and shows where they can find support to best help their loved one manage or even overcome their depression."
Barbara Hocking
Executive Director, SANE Australia

What's a resource like this worth?

It’s a silly question really because it’s simply impossible to put a price on the worth of this book, and one of the reasons is that a resource like this has never been assembled before. This is truly the worlds first comprehensive guide to supporting a Loved One with depression, written by someone who survived depression, and since then has spent years supporting others recovering from depression.

It has taken over two years for me to do all of the research for this book and then assemble it and write it. Assuming you could pay someone to do it for you (which you couldn’t) it would cost you at least $90,000, and even then I really don’t think you would come up with something the equal of this.  This is the most comprehensive support guide ever put together to support the carers of people suffering from depression crammed full of  laser-guided accurate information  SPECIFICALLY for Supporting a person battling with depression. Everything is explained in PLAIN English, which means it's dead-easy to read and understand. And it's logically laid out.

Which is why "Back From The Brink Too" is such a bargain at only $25 for an online version and $32.95 plus $7.95 P&P for a paperback copy

That's right, a fraction of what it's really worth or what it cost me to research. Why would I make it so affordable? Because I understand the despair of depression and how debilitating it can be and I sincerely want to help you to help your loved one recover. I feel it is my mission in life to let people know that you can overcome depression if you take practical (and well researched) steps.

You see I have walked this journey, I truly know how you feel and I also know that the information contained in this book will make an incredible contribution to your life, and the life of your loved one, and I don’t want anything coming between you and your ability to get this information.

In fact, that’s why there is an electronic book (e-book) version that can be downloaded to your computer in a flash. I’ve done that so you can be reading it and discovering all the incredible information in as little as 5 minutes from now.

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$25 for an online version and $32.95 plus $7.95 P&P for a hard copy is a drop in the ocean compared to what you learn with these secrets.

And don't worry, if for any reason you're not happy with the content, you have a complete guarantee to protect your investment.


Read "Back from the Brink" Risk Free With a 90 day, 100% Money Back Guarantee

I know that you will get inspired by this book to put into practice strategies that will help you overcome your depression.

That's why I want you to have a chance to read my book before deciding to keep it.

In the unlikely event that you don't find the book all I've claimed it to be, send me a quick email and I'll cheerfully and promptly refund you 100% of the purchase price, no questions asked.

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That's about as fair as it gets, don't you agree?

Well let me tell you what I'll also do to make this the best investment you ever make. Because it is my mission to give people hope that they can recover from depression I'm going to throw in some free bonuses that will make this an even more extraordinary resource for you. Some of these bonuses are actually worth more than the book itself.


Simply get your copy of ‘Back From The Brink Too: Supporting Your Loved One In Overcoming Depression’, And I’’ll also give you a copy of an interview I did with Professor Gordon Parker The Executive Director of The Black Dog Institute and  an internationally-recognised leader in the field of mood disorders

Special Bonus Valued at $67

Interview with Professor Gordon Parker, Executive Director of The Black Dog Institute Professor

Gordon Parker has had 634 studies and articles published in international psychiatry and psychology journals and books, putting him in the top 0.1% of thought leaders in depression and related mood disorders.

In a 33 minute interview Gordon cuts to the chase and answers in layman's terms:

  • What personality styles make people vulnerable to depression?

  • Why the treatment model used for depression by doctors around the world is fundamentally flawed and how this leads to sub optimal treatment.

  • How do you know your doctor is competent and when should you get a second opinion?

  • When should a General Practitioner refer you to a Psychiatrist and/or Psychologist?

  • How should you prepare for an appointment with a mental health professional?

  • When should anti depressants be prescribed and what categories of drugs should be used for the different types of depression?

  • Why it is a myth that antidepressants take 4-10 weeks to work? What should happen after taking them for 2 weeks?

  • What other strategies should be pursued besides psychological counselling and/or anti depressants?

  • What are the latest developments from around the world in treating depression?



The Original Back From The Brink Report Detailing The Results Of The Largest Ever Pool of Australian Survey on The Effectiveness of Depression Treatments, As Rated By The People Being Treated Themselves.

Are you beginning to see how valuable this package is?

Here's what is revealed:

  • The 16 most common treatments for depression - their effectiveness as rated by those who have been treated by them.
  • The effectiveness of various well known antidepressants brands, as rated by people who had used the drugs.
  • The top 10 treatments for depression rated from 1-10 according to the effectiveness scores they received from recipients.
  • The 5 key conclusions of all of this research and:
  • REVEALED: The best strategy you can try that costs nothing yet was considered the most effective in all studies.


  • A detailed description of the actions and strategies I used to overcome my own depression.

For a mere $25 for an online version and $32.95 plus $7.95 P&P for a paperback copy, you will have access to all of the information that you need to navigate a practical, doable path to helping your loved one recover from depression, based on real verified research, presented in an easy to understand format. You also get incredible research results that you can give them so they can understand how to best help themselves.

  • In working with hundreds of people with depression and their loved ones, I know that relief only comes by taking action with practical solutions. All the information you need to make practical decisions, based on the best available research, is contained in this incredible package.

Back From The Brink Too offers sound advice and support to carers [of people with depression] in an easy to read and understand format. The factual information and first hand accounts contained in this book provide a conduit to gaining the knowledge and support which will assist them to not only care for their loved one, but also for themselves
Bernard Mc Nair, Foundation Director
Mental Health Council of Australia

I hope you feel ready to take that step.

May The best in love life and happiness be ahead of you

Graeme Cowan

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Remember, this is the world’s first comprehensive book offering a comprehensive guide on how to help your loved one survive and overcome their depression.
It includes:

  • Information on which treatments really work
  • Its written by someone who has survived depression themselves, no ivory towers here, this is real, practical from the trenches advice from people who have been there, compiled and put together by someone who has been there
  • Has been recommended by every reputable depression organization in Australia, and by most of the best from around the world
  • Provides the most comprehensive resources guide for depression carers ever assembled
  • It will teach you how to effectively navigate your way through the mental health system
  • Outlines an easy to follow 7 step plan practical plan for helping you care for your loved one with depression, while simultaneously managing your own well being, so you can help your partner beat the black dog and get your life back again.
  • And its backed by a no questions asked 6 month money back guarantee


Don't forget, you're also getting two unbelievable bonuses with this package and you get the whole lot for about the price of a meal at a Family Bistro! This package really does give you everything you need to know what you are doing in supporting a person battling with depression, plus how to look after yourself so that you don't burn yourself out trying to hold everything together.

It is so important that you get the right support and strategies at this time because if you burn out, who will be there for your loved one and the rest of your family?. So if that's what you want to do, this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.

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