Living with a Black Dog
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Living with a Black Dog

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 168 x 206 x 10mm | 281.23g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Robinson Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • Throughout
  • 1845297431
  • 9781845297435
  • 6,705

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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 * Moving and thoughtfully written ... a must-have. * Daily Mirror * 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 *
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About Matthew Johnstone

Matthew Johnstone (Author) Matthew Johnstone is an artist, writer and exhibited photographer. New Zealand born, he worked in advertising in Sydney, San Francisco and New York. He now resides inSydney with his family. He and his wife, Ainsley, know all too well what it's like to live with a 'black dog' - Matthew has personally experienced the hell of depression, while Ainsley has first-hand knowledge ofthe frustration and confusion almost always felt by those who care for a depressed person. Together they are uniquelyable to offer practical and helpful advice.
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