'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.'
Matthew Johnstone is an artist, writer and exhibited photographer. New Zealandborn, he worked in advertising in Sydney, San Francisco and New York. He now resides in Sydney with his family. He and his wife, Ainsley, know all too well what it's like to live with a 'black dog' - Matthew has personally experienced the hell of depression, while Ainsley has first-hand knowledge of the frustration and confusion almost always felt by those who care for a depressed person. Together they are uniquely able to offer practical and helpful advice.
A beautiful book, worth owning for the author's illustrations
alone. In 48 pages Matthew condenses insight, advice and
inspiration. * Association of Pastoral Care for Mental Health
Says with wit, insight, economy and complete understanding what other books take 300 pages to say. Brilliant and indispensable. * Stephen Fry *
Finally, a book about depression that isn't a prescriptive self-help manual ... deftly expresses how lonely and isolating depression can be for sufferers. Poignant and humorous in equal measure. * Sunday Times Style Magazine *