Living with a Black Dog

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Pan Macmillan Australia, 2008 - Depression, Mental - 72 pages
Millions of people will suffer from depression at some stage in their life. When the Black Dog comes to live with them, it also moves in with their loved ones - who may not have the tools to help support the sufferer while looking after their own wellbeing. Living With A Black Dog is Matthew and Ainsley Johnstone's illustrated, must-have guide for the partners, family, friends and colleagues of depression sufferers. It includes practical advice about recognising the symptoms of depression in a loved one, living with a depressed person and helping them to tame their Black Dog. Matthew and Ainsley also provide tips on self-preservation for carers, so they don't come to adopt a Black Dog of their own.A companion book to I Had a Black Dog, Living With A Black Dog is a moving, thoughtful and often amusing guide for people living with someone who suffers from depression.

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User Review  - martensgirl - LibraryThing

Whilst I loved the book 'I Had a Black Dog', I wasn't so keen on this one as I don't think the cartoons and lack of text work well for the target audience. Why would a someone living with a depressive need a book like the last. It feels and bit samey when compared to the other book. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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 lives in Sydney with his wife, Ainsley, and their two daughters.

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