Practice to make a difference.

I Had a Black Dog

Ever since Winston Churchill popularised the phrase Black Dog to describe the bouts of depression he experienced for much of his life, it has become the shorthand for the disease that millions of people suffer from, often in shame and silence.

Artist and writer Matthew Johnstone, a sufferer himself, has written 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 that can be found within and around us to tame it. Black Dog can be a terrible beast, but with the right steps can be brought to heel.

Author Bio:

Matthew Johnstone had 15 years + as a creative in advertising where he worked in Sydney, San Francisco and New York. He worked for some of the world’s best agencies and won many industry awards.

In 2005 he published I Had a Black Dog an illustrated book on what it is to suffer depression and what can be learnt from it. This book has been a best seller and is now published in 20+ countries.

In 2008, with his wife Ainsley, he published the sequel Living With a Black Dog, a guide to those who care for people living with depression. This also was a best seller and made the top 10 best-selling books in the UK in February 2009.

In October 2009 Matthew, along with his co-author; James Kerr, published Alphabet of the Human Heart: The A to Zen of Life. It’s a book about balance. This book went to number 3 in the UK in March 2011.

His new book, Quiet the Mind is an illustrated guide on how to meditate which came out in March 2012 and went to number 1 in the UK book sales.

His two latest books: The Big Little Book of Resilience and Capturing MIndfulness 

Matthew also works as the Creative Director of the Black Dog Institute developing various creative, educational programs on understanding mental health, mood disorders, mindfulness and resilience for schools and the work place.

He also delivers talks to community groups, schools, corporations, health resorts, sporting groups and the farming community. He has talked extensively all over Australia and the UK.

When he’s not working for the Institute he is an author, illustrator and father of two.

 

 

I Had a Black Dog

Author: Matthew Johnstone

$17.95 Add to Cart

Customers who Purchased this item also purchased

  • Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet: How to Deal With Bullies

    Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet: How to Deal With Bullies

    by Catherine Depino

    Gus nudged his friend. 'Want to meet someone with blue cheese breath and stinky feet? Hey, Blue Cheese Breath, give me your homework so I can copy it.' I looked into Gus's mean green eyes... Steve has to do something about Gus. But what? He doesn't know how to make Gus leave him alone. He's afraid to ask for help. And he's afraid things will get even worse if he tells. When his parents find out anyway, Steve is surprised to feel relieved. And when they help... More info

    $17.99 Add to Cart
  • Working with Young Men: Activities for Exploring Personal, Social and Emotional Issues 2ed

    Working with Young Men: Activities for Exploring Personal, Social and Emotional Issues 2ed

    by Vanessa Rogers

    Working with Young Men offers a wealth of positive group activities to engage, motivate and meet the needs of young men. Designed to help them improve their self-esteem, raise confidence and develop leadership skills, this book is full of fun and imaginative games and activities that explore issues such as anger, peer pressure, risk-taking and emotional health and well-being. This second edition is fully revised and updated to include 22 new activities ranging from creative warm-ups that develop communication skills to visualising anger through painting and exploring positive relationships through... More info

    $37.99 Add to Cart
  • Strengthening Family Coping Resources: Intervention for Families Impacted by Trauma

    Strengthening Family Coping Resources: Intervention for Families Impacted by Trauma

    by Laurel Kiser

    Strengthening Family Coping Resources (SFCR) uses a skill-building, multi-family group framework to teach constructive resources to families who have a high exposure to stress and trauma. As an intervention for high-risk families, SFCR can cause a reduction in symptoms of traumatic distress and behavior problems and help families demonstrate higher functioning. The SFCR manual is based on a systemic, family approach and uses empirically-supported trauma treatment that focuses on family ritual, storytelling, and narration, which improves communication and understanding within family members. The manual is organized into three accessible parts: ... More info

    $76.99 Add to Cart