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I had a black dog, his name was depression

This video - produced by The World Health Organization - tells the story of overcoming the "black dog of depression". It is based on the book by the same title by writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone. More information on the book can be found here.

2017-08-01T14:51:46-04:00April 23rd, 2014|1 Comment

Narrative practices in mental health settings

Gaye Stockell and Marilyn O'Neil founded the Sydney Narrative Family Centre in Sydney, Australia. They have been engaging with narrative ideas for more than twenty years within psychiatric settings. Raymond & the Black Dot Gaye and Marilyn's conversations  with Raymond in 1990 had profound effects on their work practices as mental health workers in a psychiatric rehabilitation center. Diagnosed as a schizophrenic, Raymond shared "A black dot" story that draws a link to  an experience [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:48-04:00November 29th, 2013|0 Comments