Since Winston Churchill popularised the term Black Dog to describe the hellish bouts of depression he experienced, it’s become shorthand for the disease suffered by one in five people, often in shame & silence.
I HAD A BLACK DOG
By Matthew Johnstone
Published 1 August 2005 RRP AUD $16.95 ISBN 0330421832
An illuminating, moving and uplifting illustrated book about depression created by Matthew Johnstone.
“This is one of the most empathic and informative approaches to understanding clinical depression yet developed. Go fetch!”
Gordon Parker, Professor of Psychiatry UNSW
Executive Director Black Dog Institute
“The number one disabling illness in Australia today is neither cancer nor heart disease. It’s depression.”
Beyond Blue: National Depression Initiative