Sunday, 15 July 2007

These are a couple of images from Living with a Black Dog, published by Pan Macmillan.

It's pretty much the same format as I Had a Black Dog but targeted towards the partner, friend, parent. teacher, employer and care giver of someone who has depression.

People who have any form of major illness, be it phyical or mental are always the centre of their immediate universe and the people who look after them or live with them are the ones trying to keep everything together. They have to deal with the illness itself, the pain, the sadness, loss, foul moods, overseeing medication, keeping spirits up and so on.

Through many interviews, research, insight and experience from our own relationship, this new book will offer a road map on how to navigate any kind of relationship when going through a depressive illness from what you may have noticed in someone, to what not to say, what to do, how to do it, and how the caregiver can take steps to fortify and protect themselves. Watch this space for further details.

Click on the images to see them larger.

Don't be an arm chair general and give endless unfounded advice or orders.

Learn to recognise signs and triggers, also know when to give a bit of space.

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