Winston Churchill used the phrase Black Dog when referring to the bouts of depression he experienced for much of his life. Since then, it has become a popular expression to describe the condition that many of us suffer from, often in shame and silence.
Artist and writer Matthew Johnstone, a sufferer of depression himself, wrote and illustrated this moving and uplifting insight into what it is like to have a Black Dog as a companion. It shows that strength and support can be found within and around us. Black Dog can be a terrible beast, but with the right steps can be brought to heel.
"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 for anyone who has ever had a Black Dog, or knows someone who has.
About the Author
Matthew Johnstone is an artist, writer and exhibited photographer. New Zealand born, he's worked in advertising in Sydney, San Francisco and New York. He now resides in Sydney with his wife and daughter.