Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Black Dog




Here's a very clever cartoon from the World Health Organisation.   It will resonate with many of us and contains metaphors that might help explain what depression really entails to those who haven't got a clue.  My own black dog walks to heel  now, to remind me of all the valuable lessons that he taught me, most importantly about being kind to myself and others.  Every so often he needs the Barbara Woodhouse treatment so he doesn't dominate my life again.

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  1. 'funny (except it is not) that I am dog walking at the moment, he's not as bad recently but he's there. This little video sums it up beautifully.

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    1. Hope yours walks better on his leash soon. Sending much love.xx

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  2. I really like the way the ideas are presented. My mutt is back in his kennel again, but was nipping at my heels last week [over tiredness is when he gets a toehold]. This week I've been able to give him a pat...accepting he was part of me instead of fighting against him all the time was horrible initially, but some years on it's now empowering. Arilx

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    1. Yes it is empowering to get a handle on depression. Mixing metaphors and all that! xxx

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  3. That is a very good video, thank you for posting it.

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