Suppose you are one of 35 million adults (14.3%) who suffer from a mental health disorder or 8.5 million adults (24%) affected by a substance use disorder. In that case, you understand the complexities of these disorders. Both coping with and understanding the scope of an illness can be daunting and, even, exhausting.
However, self-help workbooks are a great resource that provides you with an opportunity to understand the psychology of a disorder by acknowledging your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They are a fantastic form of self-care and a great way to identify your mental and emotional needs. Here are 10 self-help workbooks that you can use on your journey to recovery:
#1. Co-Occurring Disorders Recovery Workbook: Strategies to Manage Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders, by Charles Atkins
#2. Better Days: A Mental Health Recovery Workbook, by Craig Lewis
#3. Mind-Body Workbook for Addiction: Effective Tools for Substance-Abuse Recovery and Relapse Prevention, by Stanley H. Block
#4. The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Personality Disorders: A Step-by-Step Program, by Jeffrey C. Wood
#5. Mental Health Workbook: 6 Books in 1: The Attachment Theory, Abandonment Anxiety, Depression in Relationships, Addiction Recovery, Complex PTSD, Trauma, CBT Therapy, EMDR and Somatic Psychotherapy, by Emily Attached, Marzia Fernandez, and Gino Mackesy
#6. The Self-Love Workbook: A Life-Changing Guide to Boost Self-Esteem, Recognize Your Worth and Find Genuine Happiness, by Shainna Ali
#7. Stop Overthinking: 23 Techniques to Relieve Stress, Stop Negative Spirals, Declutter Your Mind, and Focus on the Present (Mental and Emotional Abundance), by Nick Trenton
#8. Overcoming Avoidance Workbook: Break the Cycle of Isolation and Avoidant Behaviors to Reclaim Your Life from Anxiety, Depression, or PTSD, by Daniel F. Gros, PhD
#9. Anger Management Workbook for Men: Take Control of Your Anger and Master Your Emotions, by Aaron Karmin, LCPC
#10. Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress, and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors, by Rebecca E. Williams, PhD
While self-help workbooks offer valuable tools that address issues related to mental health and substance use, they are not a substitute for therapy. Consulting with a professional is the most practical and effective way to overcome a disorder. Valiant Living in Denver, CO, offers several outpatient treatment programs for individuals with co-disorders. If you or someone you love needs help overcoming a mental health or substance use disorder, contact us at (303) 952-5035 and speak with a friendly staff member.