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I had a black dog: his name was depression

I had a black dog: his name was depression

Johnstone, Matthew

It was Winston Churchill who popularised the phrase Black Dog to describe the bouts of depression he experienced for much of his life. Johnstone, a sufferer himself, has written this moving and uplifting insight into what it is like to have a Black Dog as a companion and how he learned to tame it and bring it to heel

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Robinson, 2007
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Details

Statement of responsibility: written and illustrated by Matthew Johnstone
ISBN: 1845295897, 9781845295899
Note: Includes bibliography.
Note: Originally published: Australia: Pan, 2005.
Physical Description: [46] p. : col. ill. ; 17 x 21 cm.
Subject: Depressed persons Biography Pictorial works.; Depression, Mental Treatment Popular works.; Johnstone, Matthew Mental health Pictorial works.

Author note

Matthew Johnstone is a passionate mental health and wellbeing advocate. He is a bestselling author, illustrator, photographer, public speaker and is also the creative director at the Black Dog Insitute. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney.

Reviews

A beautiful book, worth owning for the author's illustrations alone. In 48 pages Matthew condenses insight, advice and inspiration.
Association of Pastoral Care for Mental Health Journal||Says with wit, insight, economy and complete understanding what other books take 300 pages to say. Brilliant and indispensable.
Stephen Fry||Finally, a book about depression that isn't a prescriptive self-help manual ... deftly expresses how lonely and isolating depression can be for sufferers. Poignant and humorous in equal measure.


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