Therapy Notebooks

The Field Guide for Depression


Tools to Motivate, Reframe, and Connect

Navigating depression is a personal journey and involves learning what works for you. As the most prevalent condition in the world today, it can be hard to find the root cause of depression, and it can manifest in many different ways. This field guide is designed to help you explore different evidence-based tools for depression that address your motivation, internal dialogue, and relationships - the areas of life that most impact our ability to thrive.


  • This notebook is filled with 272 pages of 75 gsm cream paper for a smooth & fluid writing experience.
  • Hardcover, with a thread-sewn, flat-lay binding. Linen cover material. Heat-sealed ribbon.

Who this helps:
You might feel overwhelmed, or experience a weighted sadness that's hard to define. If you don't like how you're feeling, The Field Guide for Depression is a starting point for helping to improve motivation, mood, and build more meaningful relationships.

How It Works:
  • Try one or all five of the evidence-based tools that have been proven to work for depression.
  • This journal is designed for you to discover what works for you, so there is no pressure to use the book in order. Try one journal entry, then another. Read one resource, then skip to a different one. Tailor the experience to work for you.
  • Depression is not one-size-fits-all. However, there are tools—and a combination of tools—that work effectively for alleviating it.

Once you've found what works for you, continue journaling with the tools when you want them.
  • They have provided over 80 entries in the journaling section spanning all five tools. In addition, you'll find suggested use tips so you may incorporate them into your journaling routine.
  • Depending on the tools that resonate with you, you can continue on to seek providers or other resources that build on that framework. This step can help you get the most out of the tools that you've found most helpful for your experience of depression.

Flip to the Appendices to learn more about each evidence-based tool and how they work.
  • If you're ready to learn more, you can find robust educational overviews that cover each evidence-based tool featured in the book.
  • These resources have been included to empower you with the knowledge to understand how and why these evidence-based treatments work.
About Therapy Notebooks :
Therapy Notebooks makes evidence-based mental health tools more accessible and enjoyable. Their team of psychologists, writers, and designers have created notebooks to make it easy to learn and practice mental health tools and help you feel better. It's important to them that they can then get these tools in the hands of people who need it most.
Why we 🤍 them:
We love Therapy Notebooks because they offer evidence-based, therapist-approved tools and guided notebooks in a more accessible manner. We strongly share the belief that mental health resources should be available and accessible for everyone. They are also not afraid to delve into the effects that culture, racism, and identity can have on your mental health.
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