Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I had a black dog. His name was Depression.


"At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don't know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.

In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the "black dog of depression".
Fortunately I don't have a Black Dog anymore. I had a Black Dog when I was younger. I was a student then. It was rough! Maybe because I never told anyone about it and fought it alone. I won th efight but maybe I damaged myself in the process without knowing. That's why I am sharing this video. It's simple and it goes to the point.

It was Winston Churchill who popularized the phrase Black Dog to describe depression. Matthew Johnstone 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. May be you want to check Matthew Johnstone site
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