‘The Formula:’ Waikoloa author shares essential ingredients to overcome depression, survive the holidays

  • Waikoloa Village resident Alicemarie O’Neill wrote ‘The Formula: Seven Steps for Healing from Depression and Manic Depression’ to help others based on what she learned in her own personal experience. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

  • The book offers tips useful during the holidays. (COURTESY PHOTO/BEST SELLER PUBLISHING)

WAIKOLOA VILLAGE — As the holiday season fast approaches, depression can increase for those struggling with the disorder.