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If you live or work with someone who suffers with depression there’ll be times when you are unsure of how to react or the best way to approach and support them. This brilliant and incisive video deserves to be seen by as many people as possible.

Living with a Black Dog is a follow-up to I had a Black Dog, his name was Depression, which offers practical advice for coming to terms with and overcoming depression.  Both videos were produced by writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone, in collaboration with WHO, and were based on books of the same name.

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Keeping an Open Mind

Open mind good – closed mind bad; it is implied if not actually said.

The trouble is that even when the mind is open there is a sort of glass door just behind the opening that filters what comes in.

It’s no good having and open mind if it is only ‘open’ to what yo want to hear.

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