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Journeys with the Black Dog: Inspirational Stories of Bringing Depression to Heel epub

by Tessa Wigney,Kerrie Eyers,Gordon Parker


Journeys with the Black Dog: Inspirational Stories of Bringing Depression to Heel epub

ISBN: 1741752647

ISBN13: 978-1741752649

Author: Tessa Wigney,Kerrie Eyers,Gordon Parker

Category: Fitness and Dieting

Subcategory: Mental Health

Language: English

Publisher: Allen & Unwin; Main edition (April 1, 2008)

Pages: 300 pages

ePUB book: 1317 kb

FB2 book: 1562 kb

Rating: 4.1

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This wonderful book arose from a writing competition organised by the Black Dog Institute in 2006 about personal experiences of living with depression.

This wonderful book arose from a writing competition organised by the Black Dog Institute in 2006 about personal experiences of living with depression. Some 634 people entered this competition: sufferers, family members and friends.

Gordon Parker, Tessa Wigney, Kerrie Eyers. Place of Publication. Tessa Wigney is a writer, with an Honours degree in Sociology. She is undertaking a PhD at the University of New South Wales, based at the Black Dog Institute

Gordon Parker, Tessa Wigney, Kerrie Eyers. She is undertaking a PhD at the University of New South Wales, based at the Black Dog Institute. Kerrie Eyers is a psychologist and teacher, and is the Publications Consultant at the Black Dog Institute. Gordon Parker AO is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales, and Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute. He authored Dealing with Depression (Allen and Unwin, 2004).

Oscillating between humor and gut-wrenching poignancy, these compelling life stories entrust readers with a key message-while depression may not be curable, it can be managed.

I stumbled upon this book in a rather difficult time of my life, suffering with the black dog myself, I found this book extremely easy to get into and relate to. It's reassuring to know personally, that when you're suffering, you are not alone. This book is so important because it describes for us, - the readers - how we truly feel.

Depression can be a dark and lonely experience: sharing with a friend can make all the difference. Personal stories of first symptoms, the path to getting diagnosed, the confusion and frustration, and all the many ways of keeping depression at bay whatever it takes. Written with raw honesty and sharp humour, these stories demonstrate it is possible to gain control over depression.

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This book focuses on recovery from depression, yet does not shirk from .

Providing a voice for people experiencing depression is a particular strength of the Black Dog Institute. This book focuses on recovery from depression, yet does not shirk from some of the darker, more tragic narratives. This book has many moving examples of how hard the journey can be, and conversely how simple some of the strategies turn out to be for people who have recovered or have learned to bring ‘depression to heel’.

To overview the development of the Sydney-based Black Dog Institute. It is argued that the Institute serves as a model for modern psychiatric service delivery. Personal stories of first symptoms, the path to getting diagnosed, the confusion and frustration, and all the many ways of keeping depression at bay - whatever it takes. Written with raw honesty and sharp humour, these stories demonstrate it is possible to gain control over depression

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Ideal for sufferers, caregivers, and loved ones searching for answers, this collection of empowering personal accounts describes the early symptoms and various forms of depression, the path to diagnosis, and the confusion and frustration that can result from attempting to keep it at bay. Revealing the hardships of grappling with a depressive disorder, it emphasizes unique methods of control through regular diet and exercise.Oscillating between humor and gut-wrenching poignancy, these compelling life stories entrust readers with a key message—while depression may not be curable, it can be managed.
I bought this book based upon a short YouTube video. The book expands on what it is like to manage and work towards recovery from depression. The authors accept the premise that depress affects each person differently but see both the dark and light sides of the battle the reader can be encouraged to work towards their own path. There are some parts of this book that really hit home for me. It is one of the best books out there on depression. I would highly recommend this book.
I have friends with depression; I have family with depression or with anxiety disorder and I was looking for something to read to help me to understand what they are going through and what I can do to help them. This book was perfect for that. The stories are first hand, they're real not some physcho babble. Of course I will never be able to get into the head of someone suffering from mental illness but this book has given me the next best thing. I would recommend it for anyone who wants to know about depression from the people who really know - the people who are living with it.
i really was hoping that this book would help me with my depression. i was a bit disappointed. maybe i'm just too deep in the rabbit's hole of depression to appreciate the stories compiled in this book to be inspired at this point.

i guess i was hoping of more 'positive' recovery stories. instead, at least for me, the stories were of people who seemed to have simply learned to cope and manage their depression. i may be naive since i am in my first ever severe depression, but i was anticipating stories of people who truly came thru the darkside and out into the light of living again. maybe this is not reality and i have yet to learn that depression doesn't work that way. though, to be fair, 'this too will pass' is a mantra that is often mentioned throughout the book which i found the most comforting and inspiring aspect of the book. another complaint; some of the stories end in ambiguity, you don't know if the person got better or not. this bothered me and scares me about my own current situation.

i guess i am saying that i was looking for inspirational stories about people really getting well again and the stories here just didn't do that for me.

another aspect of the book was the very pro-meds angle/agenda. yes, the story tellers told of other 'tools' that helped them manage their depression (ie exercise, diet, the usual non-med stuff), but i'm trying to think of even one story that did not mention medication as a key component to dealing with their depression. i was surprised that there were not a few stories of 'alternative' approaches (non-med) to dealing with depression. the book promotes the 'chemical inbalance' theory of depression. it also mentions several times that depression is a 'disease.' both these points are currently under fire within the psychiatric community itself.

on a positive, this book was easy to read. this is extremely important if you are in the midst of a depressive episode where sometimes reading one page of a book can be a super-human effort. so that part i can recommend.

i do not want to discourage people from this book. i think people who have a long history of depression may respond better than i did. oh yeah, i think almost all of the writers suffered from long-term endogenous depression. i can't think of one story where a person told of their exogenous depression (like me). that is another point where the book really didn't connect with me. i cannot recommend this book to people who are 'new' to depression or have suffered some extreme setbacks in life that triggered their depression. why? because it may truly set them back in their recovery. finally, and no pun intended, i found the stories in this book downright depressing...
I read numerous books from stores and libraries on depression (someone in family affected). This is decidedly the best and most useful. As a non-depressive type, I quickly understood the range and depth of depression. Going ahead through the numerous specifics of those afflicted and coping helped me understand the variations as well as possibilities.

This is decidedly the best of the Black Dog series and better than all the shrink-written volumes.
This book makes you feel that you are not alone in your journey through depression.
AS ABOVE IT WAS A GREAT HELP AND A TOWER TO LEAN ON AND THE WRITER MUST OF HAD A GREAT UNDERSTANDING OF THE THE HELP PEOPLE NEEDED
This wonderful book arose from a writing competition organised by the Black Dog Institute in 2006 about personal experiences of living with depression.

Some 634 people entered this competition: sufferers, family members and friends. Each of us wrote, from our different perspectives, on a very personal level sharing our insights and our journeys. The nett result is an inspiring collection of anonymous (but not impersonal) excerpts. I am sure that a number of us, reading through the book is search of our own contributions, have gathered additional insights along the way.

Whether you suffer from depression personally, have a family member or friend who suffers or just want to know more about the mysteries and personal manifestations of depression, this book has something to offer. Depression can be such an isolating experience: reading the inspirational stories of others can be incredibly uplifting.

Just remember, you are not alone.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith
Journeys with the black dog give the reader an insight to the fact that others live with depression and they are not alone in the world. A must read for those living with or with someone who has a mental illness. Easy to read, entertaining, funny, sad and hope inspiring.