I Had a Black Dog, His Name Was Depression


I had a black dog, his name was depression – At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery. In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”. For more information on World Mental Health Day, please visit: www.who.int


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I was also diagnosed with having a hypothyroid, which I learned can bring on depressive symptoms. For me, hormonal imbalances were yet another key factor in understanding and managing my mental health. The more my hormones are in balance, the …
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GPs to prescribe self-help books for mental health problems

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People in England with mild to moderate mental health concerns, including panic attacks, anxiety and depression, are to be prescribed self-help books which they can borrow from their local library. Titles such as The Feeling Good Handbook, How to Stop …
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