I Had A Black Dog

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Written by Matthew Johnstone a year after Living With A Black Dog (which I posted in this blog a few minutes ago), this book is equally stunning and inspiring. The author shares his experience of depression with heart warming and insighful pictures, many of which are similar to those in the first book. His observations are touching as well as constructive, with the most important message being:

Depression is not something to be ashamed about.

  • Self-medication never helps.
  • Nobody who has suffered from depression would be grateful for the experience but it forces a person to re-evaluate and simplify his life.
  • Rather than run away from problems, it is better to acknowledge them, and know that with patience, humour, knowledege and discipline, even the worst bouts can be beaten.
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