From the author of the bestselling I Had a Black Dog, a touching and beautifully illustrated book, written for those who care for those suffering from depression.
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 resides in Sydney with his family. He and his wife Ainsley know exactly what it's like to live with a 'black dog' in your midst. Matthew has experienced the hell of depression while Ainsley has first-hand experience of the frustration and confusion almost always felt by those around them. Together they offer practical and helpful advice as well as moving and often humorous insights based on their own experiences.
As a mental health nurse, I am always on the lookout for quality
material to give to carers. This fits the bill * Nursing Standard,
4-star review *
Comprehensive and very helpful ... brilliant * Guardian Weekend magazine, recommended by Dr. Tom Smith *
Moving and thoughtfully written ... a must-have. * Daily Mirror *
Excellent ... conveying the essence of caring for someone with depression, in a brief and concise form, what it might take more conventional textbooks 300 pages to say. * Mental Health Practice *