The Depression Toolkit: Quick Relief to Improve Mood, Increase Motivation, and Feel Better Now by William J. Knaus, Alex Korb, Patricia J. Robinson, Lisa M. Schab, Kirk D. Strosahl

Published: March 1st 2022

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Length: 128 pages

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐


In an increasingly stressful world—filled with fear and uncertainty—the prospect of effectively managing your depression can seem overwhelming. Add to that the all-consuming grind of day-to-day life, and things can get overwhelming in a hurry. Everyday tasks can seem like insurmountable challenges, your symptoms pile up, and relief slips further out of reach. Your mood becomes darker, your sense of isolation more extreme, and your motivation falls through the floor. What you need is relief—and STAT!

Written by a veritable dream team of mental health experts, this short, easy-to-use guide offers evidence-based skills grounded in mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and behavioral activation to help you effectively manage negative thoughts, get motivated, rediscover hope, and develop healthy habits. Designed to get right to the point, this book wastes no time in giving you the tools you need to quickly improve your mood, get unstuck from difficult feelings, and stay on top of symptoms before they build up and get the best of you. The sooner your symptoms are under control, the sooner you can get back on track—happier, more motivated, and looking forward with hope.

If you’re the type who likes to cut through the clutter and get to the heart of the matter, pick up this book, and pick up the tools inside—relief is only pages away

My Review:

I am a mental health nurse and psychotherapist, this book is suited to someone with low mood/ mild depression. It’s easy to read and the recommendations are helpful. This book doesn’t take the place of a qualified professional and is quite brief but is a great reference when you know the tools and need a refresher.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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