black dog blues

Latest Front Cover.inddThis is where I’ll post links and quotations and resources for all you crazy people who – like me – have an illness called depression. As the poster says, sometimes it makes you tired.

But “there is a way through” to quote Sir John Kirwan, Kiwi rugby legend and frontperson for New Zealand Ministry of Health’s “National Depression Initiative“.

I had a black dog – Matthew Johnstone

 

 

i have an illnes

“depression is more than just a low mood”

  • One in six New Zealanders will experience serious depression, at some time in their life.
  • Approximately one in seven young people in New Zealand will experience a major depressive disorder before the age of 24.

Quotes-Sure I make plans (depression)

My top resources:
I had a black dog – Matthew Johnstone – book
I had a black dog – Matthew Johnstone – video
Living with a black dog – Matthew and Ainsley Johnstone – book
Living with a black dog – Matthew and Ainsley Johnstone – video


link to my poem/lyrics everyone’s depressed; here’s the first verse:

Everyone’s depressed

Everyone is stressed

need to take a rest

get it off your chest

Everybody’s bored (and boring too)

life’s a minor chord (no rhythm, just blue)

shrink you can’t afford (makes you want to snarl)

falling on your sword (clichés so banal)

everybody’s bored…


 

 

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