Book Review. I had a Black Dog. Matthew Johnstone. 

This book made me tear up!

The Black Dog in the title is the disease depression (although I call mine an unprintable word, but each to their own!) Given form it makes depression seem more tangible and malleable.

I Had a Black Dog beautifully illustrates, visually and with words, depression. It’s at first bleak,  but then this changes. It doesn’t shy from the truth. The ending, with the caption The Beginning, is spot on. 

I think this is the perfect book to help explain to people what is happening if you have depression. I think this will help people with depression come to terms with it. 

You are not your depression. 


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