This 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
“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.
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 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)
3 thoughts on “black dog blues”