'I had a Black Dog deftly expresses how lonely and isolating
depression can be for sufferers. Poignant and humorous in equal measure.'
-- Sunday Times, Style Magazine, May 13, 2007
'This is a beautiful book, worth owning for the author's illustrations alone. In 48 pages Matthew condenses insight, advice and inspiration.'
-- Association of Pastoral Care For Mental Health Journal Association of Pastoral Care For Mental Health Journal Association of Pastoral Care For Mental Health Journal
It was Winston Churchill who popularized the phrase Black Dog to describe the bouts of depression he experienced for much of his life.Matthew Johnstone, a sufferer himself, has written and illustrated this moving and uplifting insight into what it is like to have a Black Dog as a companion and how he learned to tame it and bring it to heel.