You Can Overcome Depression

Do you believe you'll never overcome depression?

In early 2022, The Depression Project posed a question to our 3,000,000+ person social media community:

What negative thoughts are most commonly associated with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues?

Thousands of people responded, and one of the most common negative thoughts people mentioned was:

“I’m never going to overcome depression.”

After all, when you’re deep in a depressive episode and being bombarded with negative thoughts, feeling consumed with misery and are so exhausted that getting out of bed seems like climbing a mountain, for example, then the idea of being free of this illness can seem completely farfetched.

And, particularly if you always find yourself relapsing back into depression again every time you do feel better, then it can be natural to conclude that you’ll never be free of it, and that it will be something that’ll continue to burden you for the rest of your life.

However, the negative thought “I’m never going to overcome depression” is just that – a negative thought – as opposed to a fact. Or, put another way, it is possible to overcome depression – regardless of how much your mind may be telling you otherwise.

And, for this reason, we’ve put together this cognitive behavioural therapy-based journal, in order to help you:

  • See for yourself that this negative thought is not true;
  • Moving forwards, feel more hopeful and confident that in time, you can overcome depression, and go on to live the life you want.

Here’s A Breakdown Of Exactly What This Journal Will Cover

PART 1: The Reasons Why You CAN Overcome Depression

Like we’ve said, when you’re deep in a depressive episode and consumed with its symptoms, then it can be extremely difficult to be able to imagine yourself ever being free of this illness - particularly if you continuously find yourself relapsing back into depression again every time you feel better. Consequently, in order to overcome the negative thought “I’m never going to overcome depression”, it can really help to highlight the reasons why it is indeed possible for you to be able to do so.

So, in Part 1 of this journal, we’ll share a variety of these reasons with you, as well as a handful of journal prompts to help you think about and identify the reasons why you in particular can justifiably feel hopeful that, in time, you can overcome your depression.

PART 2: The Five Distorted Thinking Patterns That Fuel The Negative Thought “I’m Never Going To Overcome Depression”

“Cognitive distortions” are distorted thinking patterns that are grounded in some form of bias, and which commonly result in you viewing yourself, the world, and/or a situation much more critically, negatively or pessimistically than you otherwise would. And, when you have the negative thought “I’m never going to overcome depression”, you’re almost certainly thinking in a cognitively distorted way without even knowing it. For this reason, it’s extremely important that you identify- and bring awareness to the ways in which you may be doing so.

Why?

Because if you’re able to recognise that the negative thought “I’m never going to overcome depression” is indeed a cognitive distortion – as opposed to being an accurate perception of reality – then it will suddenly become much easier for you to dismiss it and push it from your mind (or at the very least, this negative thought will likely lose some of its power over you).

With that being said, in the second part of this journal:

  • We’ll identify five cognitive distortions that the negative thought “I’m never going to overcome depression” is commonly grounded in;
  • We’ll share a variety of guided journal prompts with you in order to help you think about and pinpoint the ways in which this negative thought is distorted for you in particular, and as a result, is a lie that your depression is telling you as opposed to a fact.

PART 3: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Techniques To Further Help You Overcome The Negative Thought “I’m Never Going To Overcome Depression” Anytime It Is Triggered

Once you’ve completed Parts 1 and 2 of this journal, then it can result in you taking a big, big step towards letting go of the negative thought “I’m never going to overcome depression”. And, as a result:

  • Moving forwards, you are likely to think this negative thought much less frequently;
  • Moving forwards, any time you do think this negative thought, it is likely to not be as strong of a negative thought as it was previously, nor cause you to feel as hopeless.

However, there may still be times when you think this negative thought, which is why in Part 3 of this journal, we’ll share with you some additional tried, tested, cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to help you overcome it anytime it is triggered.

Additionally, each technique we share with you will also be accompanied by one or more guided journal prompts - in order to help you think about how you could implement that technique as effectively as possible.

    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 depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, 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 is available in two different formats for you to choose from:

    1. PDF - which you will be able to download instantly after purchase, and then print out at your home, office or local printer.
    2. Paperback (if you live in the US, UK or Canada) - which will be delivered to you within 4-8 business days. Shipping costs are $7.95 within the US, and $9.95 within the UK & Canada. This shipping cost is a flat rate, so whether you order one journal, or multiple journals, the shipping cost will be the same (if you would like to, you'll find the option to add one or more other journals to your cart below so that you can save on shipping). Once your order has been shipped, you will be emailed a number so that you can track it.
    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.

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    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.

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    This journal is one of 9 that comprise our Negative Thoughts Series, which consists of:

    • You Are Not A Failure
    • You Are Not A Burden
    • You Are Not Useless
    • You Are Not Weak
    • You Can Overcome Depression
    • Everybody Does Not Hate You
    • You Do Much More Right Than You Realise
    • You Can Have A "Good Life" And Still Have Depression
    • Everybody's Life Is Not Better Than Yours

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    This journal is one of 35 journals that comprise our Complete CBT Journal Collection, which consists of:

    1. The Complete CBT Journal Series PART 1: The "Negative Thoughts" Series:

    • You Are Not A Failure
    • You Are Not A Burden
    • You Are Not Useless
    • You Are Not Weak
    • You Can Overcome Depression
    • Everybody Does Not Hate You
    • You Do Much More Right Than You Realise
    • You Can Have A "Good Life" And Still Have Depression
    • Everybody's Life Is Not Better Than Yours

    2. The Complete CBT Journal Series PART 2: The "Depression Journals" Series:

    • The "Depression Lack-Of-Motivation" Journal
    • The "Depression Numbness" Journal
    • The "Existential Depression" Journal
    • The "Depression Anger" Journal
    • The "Social Media Depression" Journal
    • The "Depression Overwhelm" Journal
    • The "Night Time Depression" Journal
    • The "Morning Depression" Journal
    • The "Depression Loneliness" Journal
    • How To Do Your Chores When You're "Depression Tired"
    • How To Look After Your Personal Hygiene When You're "Depression Tired"
    • How To Stop Self-Harming And What To Do If You Relapse

    3. The Complete CBT Journal Series PART 3: The "Worrying Thoughts" Series

    • "Have I Done Something Wrong?"
    • "What If I Have A Panic Attack When I'm Outside?"
    • "What If My Mental Illness Only Keeps Getting Worse?"
    • "What If I Embarrass Myself?" (coming soon)
    • "What If They Leave Me?" (coming soon)
    • "What If I Make The Wrong Decision?" (coming soon)
    • "What If I Get Really Sick And Die?" (coming soon)
    • "What If The Worst Possible Scenario Happens?" (coming soon)
    • "What If I Die And My Kids Have No-One?" (coming soon)
    • "What If My Mental Illness Makes Me Unlovable And I End Up Alone?" (coming soon)
    • "What If Something Bad Happens To Someone I Love?" (coming soon)

    4. The Complete CBT Journal Series PART 4: The "Community Suggestions" Series

    • Hold On, Pain Ends - A Journal To Give You Hope
    • The Foundations Of Trauma & How To Heal From It
    • How To Cope With Sudden Loss

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