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Living with a Black Dog

Living with a Black Dog

As beautifully illustrated as it is touching, this second book from Matthew Johnstone, author of I Had a Black Dog, is written for those who care for those suffering from depression – friends, family members, colleagues, and even therapists.

Using wonderful illustrations and the image of Churchill’s infamous ‘black dog’, Matthew and his wife Ainsley offer a moving, inspirational and often humorous portrait of life with depression – not only for those suffering from it themselves, but for those close to them.

Living with a Black Dog speaks directly to the carer and offers practical and sometimes tongue-in-cheek tips on helping the depression sufferer, such as ‘Socks have little do with mental health. If people could just “snap out of it” they would.’ and ‘Encourage any form of regular exercise. Fitness robs the Dog of its power’.

Based on their own experiences, Matthew and his wife Ainsley treat the subject of depression sympathetically, hopefully and, most importantly, humorously.
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Genre: Health & Personal Development / Self-help & Personal Development

On Sale: 29th January 2009

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781845297435

Reviews

Moving and thoughtfully written ... a must-have.
Daily Mirror
Excellent ... conveying the essence of caring for someone with depression, in a brief and concise form, what it might take more conventional textbooks 300 pages to say.
Mental Health Practice
Comprehensive and very helpful ... brilliant
Guardian Weekend magazine, recommended by Dr. Tom Smith
As a mental health nurse, I am always on the lookout for quality material to give to carers. This fits the bill
Nursing Standard, 4-star review