by Patti Normile. Overcoming depression begins with acknowledging the problem and the need to take care of oneself. But when the depressed person is already responsible for someone else’s care, the tendency to overlook his or her own needs is strong. Author Patti Normile offers readers tried-and-tested ways to focus on themselves while still performing their caregiving tasks. Sections include: Take action to move up from depression, Find a trusted person with whom to share your discovery that depression is present, Take time for yourself, and Fear can lead to depression.