Journeys with the Black Dog: Inspirational Stories of Bringing Depression to Heel

Ideal for sufferers, caregivers, and loved ones searching for answers, this collection of empowering personal accounts describes the early symptoms and various forms of depression, the path to diagnosis, and the confusion and frustration that can result from attempting to keep it at bay Revealing the hardships of grappling with a depressive disorder, it emphasizes uniqueIdeal for sufferers, caregivers, and loved ones searching for answers, this collection of empowering personal accounts describes the early symptoms and various forms of depression, the path to diagnosis, and the confusion and frustration that can result from attempting to keep it at bay Revealing the hardships of grappling with a depressive disorder, it emphasizes unique methods of control through regular diet and exercise Oscillating between humor and gut wrenching poignancy, these compelling life stories entrust readers with a key message while depression may not be curable, it can be managed.
Journeys with the Black Dog Inspirational Stories of Bringing Depression to Heel Ideal for sufferers caregivers and loved ones searching for answers this collection of empowering personal accounts describes the early symptoms and various forms of depression the path to diagnos

  • Title: Journeys with the Black Dog: Inspirational Stories of Bringing Depression to Heel
  • Author: Tessa Wigney Kerrie Eyers Gordon Parker
  • ISBN: 9781741752649
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Journeys with the Black Dog: Inspirational Stories of Bringing Depression to Heel”

    1. I stumbled upon this book in a rather difficult time of my life, suffering with the black dog myself, I found this book extremely easy to get into and relate to. It's reassuring to know personally, that when you're suffering, you are not alone. This book is so important because it describes for us, - the readers - how we truly feel. There is an fog – brain fog and sometimes that can make you feel isolated in your own personal form of hell, it's like being locked in with your mind and it's hard [...]

    2. This book arose as the result of a writing competition in 2006 when sufferers of mood disorders, their families and friends where invited to write about living with depression. The competition attracted many entries, and the pieces written by the prize winners were exceptional. Those of us who had excerpts of our entries published received a copy of the book.Personally, I find the book inspirational. Reading through the anonymous excerpts really helps, and reading my own reminds me that journeys [...]

    3. A mirror book bringing clarity and hopeI have just finished reading this wonderful book but I know I will open it every now and then ,especially when I will try to tame again my black dog. This book gave me the proof that depression is something that happens to many of us,no matter gender,age,education or character. told me that I can just be but that I also need to have patience and plan a way of dealing with my black dog told me how some people's life changed into beauty too or how outsiders s [...]

    4. I am immensely grateful for this.As a young person who has been battling with the black dog all my life, I have found this book to be revelatory and encouraging. I identify with so many of these thoughts and feelings that at times it felt like the words came directly from me. I cried a few times and then read it again cover to cover. This book is important mainly because it describes what some of us have difficulty saying because of the enveloping fog, and it reminds us that although we all feel [...]

    5. If you've ever had one bad day, let alone recuring ones, this collection of short pieces by sufferers of bipolar and depression is a good one to have on the shelf. Its not all doom and gloom, as most of the writers offer useful strategies for seeing a bad day through. For those with bipolar, its good to read about the things you thought you were the only one dealing with. For those poor 98% who missed out, he's a chance for an insight from a users perspective rather than Freud and Friends.

    6. I usually really like reading books about mental health/mental illness. This one really dragged for me though. I'm not sure why. I honestly think the stories were each too short. I wanted more depth, more personality, I want to really get to know someone.

    7. Some great stories in this book about how people have overcome depression. Shame it does not provide more of the fabulous work that the BDI has done on mood disorder research

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