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I Had a Black Dog (Paperback)

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Paperback 48 Pages / Published: 24/05/2007
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'I Had a Black Dog 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. Johnston's deftly expresses how lonely and isolating depression can be for sufferers. Poignant and humorous in equal measure.' Sunday Times

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.

It was Winston Churchill who popularized the phrase Black Dog to describe the bouts of depression he experienced for much of his life.

Matthew Johnstone, a sufferer himself, has written and illustrated 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.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781845295899
Number of pages: 48
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 177 x 212 x 8 mm


MEDIA 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. * Sunday Times Style Magazine *

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Neill Walker@Coleraine

“I Had a Black Dog”

Such a simple and brief book but containing a message many many times bigger than the physical size of the book - there is help out there for anyone whose life is touched by depresive illness.

Paperback edition
16th February 2012
Helpful? Upvote 35

“I Had a Black Dog”

This book is a must have for anyone who suffers or has suffered from depression

Paperback edition
23rd January 2009
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