Do you ever worry that your mental illness will only keep getting worse?
According to The Depression Project's 3,000,000+ person social media community, "what if my mental illness only keeps getting worse?" is one of the most common "what if...?" worrying thoughts that people with depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses experience.
And, this is very understandable, since when you’ve been struggling with depression, anxiety and/or another mental illness and over time, your condition has been deteriorating, it can be natural to worry that this trend will inevitably continue – particularly if:
- You feel like you’ve “tried everything” to get better, and nothing has worked;
- You feel powerless against your mental illness, and moving forwards, you don’t know what steps you should take in order to fight back against it.
However, as natural as the worrying thought “what if my mental illness only keeps getting worse?” can be, it’s important to note that just because your mental illness may have been getting worse up until now, it does not mean that it will inevitably continue to do so.
And, in order to help you see this, and in order to help you better cope with and in time silence this worrying thought, we’ve put together this cognitive behavioural therapy-based journal for you.
Here’s A Breakdown Of Exactly What This Journal Will Cover
PART 1: The Reasons Why, Moving Forwards, You Can Feel Hopeful That You Will Get Better
Like we’ve said, if you’ve been trying your best to get better but your symptoms have only deteriorated, then it can eat away at your hope for the future, and fuel the worrying thought “what if my mental illness only keeps getting worse?” And, if this is the case, then in order to ease this worrying thought, it can really help to highlight the reasons why, moving forwards, you can be justifiably hopeful that rather than your mental illness continuing to get worse, it can actually get better.
For this reason, in Part 1 of this journal, we’ll share a wide variety of these reasons with you, and then through a series of journal prompts, we'll guide you through putting together your own list of reasons why, moving forwards, you can feel hopeful that you will get better.
PART 2: Developing A Step-By-Step Action Plan For Trying To Prevent This Worrying Thought From Becoming A Reality
After completing the first part of this journal, we believe that you will feel more confident that rather than your worrying thought “what if my mental illness only keeps getting worse?” coming to fruition, your mental illness can gradually get better instead. And, to maximise the probability of this actually happening, in Part 2, we’ll share with you another series of journal prompts to guide you through developing your own personal action plan that you can follow to help you get better.
PART 3: What To Do When This Worrying Thought Becomes “Unproductive”
Once you feel as if you have a solid action plan to help you get better and you are consistently following it, then as we’ll talk about in Part 3 of this journal:
- Worrying “what if my mental illness only keeps getting worse?” is unproductive - in the sense that it’s not serving any useful purpose, and is doing nothing but causing you to feel uncertain, scared, panicked and/or hopeless, for example;
- When this worrying thought is unproductive, then rather than engaging with it and continuously ruminating on it, it’s instead worth implementing one or more distress tolerance strategies in order to disengage from it, and healthily cope with any emotional distress that it’s causing you.
Consequently, in the third and final part of this journal, we’ll teach you several relevant distress tolerance strategies, and also share a handful of journal prompts to guide you through developing your own personal distress tolerance plan for you to implement any time you catch yourself unproductively worrying “what if my mental illness only keeps getting worse?”
FAQ #1: Why should I be confident this journal will help me?
This journal is grounded in cognitive behavioural therapy - which in case you don't know, is a leading form of treatment for anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, depression, personality disorders, and a wide range of other mental health issues.
Additionally, this journal is also written with the warmth, care, encouragement and insight that, with 3,000,000+ followers on social media, The Depression Project has become renowned for :)
FAQ #2: What format does this journal come in?
This journal comes in PDF Format - which you will be able to download instantly after purchase, and then print off at your home, office or local printer :)
FAQ #3: What if I give this journal a try but I don't like it?
We're extremely, extremely confident that you're going to find this journal immensely helpful. But, just in case you don't, you're protected by The Depression Project's 60 Day, No-Questions-Asked, 100% Moneyback Guarantee - to completely put your mind at ease.
If you have any questions about this journal, then please feel free to click here and contact us so that someone from our friendly team can answer them for you :)
Otherwise, we hope you choose to get this journal, because we know that you're going to find it really, really helpful!
All our love,
The Depression Project Team.