Patrick Day is not a medical doctor or psychotherapist. But he is credentialed in other ways:
- He has a four-year degree in experiential depression, as lived and learned through four years of moderate to major depression, both situational and clinical. He has escaped from Depression and keeps him now on the outer fringes of his life through healthy habits and effective coping strategies.
- During those four years and up to this present day, Mr. Day has obtained the equivalent of at least a master’s degree in depression from psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counselors, spiritual guides, supportive friends, and much research on depression.
- He is a member of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI).
- Mr. Day has a certificate of completion for a rigorous course of study on the concepts, assessments, tools, and planning for the conditions of depression, bipolar disorders, and anxiety. He has been involved in continuing research beyond this certificate.
- Finally, he has taken courses on inner healing, is involved in various depression support groups with NAMI and LinkedIn, is a coach for those who are depressed, and continues to be a student of himself and the ins and outs of depression and anxiety.
Patrick Day has a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Minnesota and in 2010 published a fictional novel called TOO LATE IN THE AFTERNOON: ONE MAN’S TRIUMPH OVER DEPRESSION. the last three words of which are the name of this blog site.
His newest book, published in 2018, is called HOW I ESCAPED FROM DEPRESSION: TEN CRITICAL LESSONS LEARNED THE HARD WAY, an autobiography. Both books can be purchased on Amazon by clicking on the name of the book above.
Patrick Day lives in an outer suburb of Minneapolis with his wife. He has two sons, two daughters-in-laws, three lively grandchildren, and two granddogs, all of whom live nearby. For that, he is most grateful.