by Matthew Johnstone - £7.99 Constable and Robinson (2007)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781845295899 | ISBN 10: 1845295897
Ever since Winston Churchill popularized the phrase Black Dog to describe the hellish bouts of depression her experienced for much of his life, it has become the shorthand for the disease that millions of people suffer, often in shame and silence.
I Had a Black Dog is Matthew Johnstone's illuminating, moving, and ultimately uplifting insight into what it is like to live with Black Dog as a companion, and the strength and support that can be found within and around us to tame it. Black Dog can be a terrible beast, but bringing him out of the shadows is the first step towards recovery.
There are many different breeds of Black Dog affecting millions of people from all walks of life, The Black Dog is an equal-opportunity mongrel.
Stunningly illustrated, totally inspiring, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever had a Black Dog or knows someone who has.
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