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
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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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