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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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Never Mind What Others Think

what others think

Even though we don’t realise it when we say we know what someone thinks about something, we are guessing. Even mind-reading – in a fairground or on stage – is trickery.

Yet we often allow our own thoughts and behaviour to be goverened by what we claim someone else will think. Maybe it’s time to review what we ‘know’.

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One thing better

Getting things done is not half as satisfying as doing things well. This is because we get personal satisfaction from giving something all our attention, doing it to the best of our abilities, being absorbed in it while we are doing it, and looking back with pride at a job well done.
“Enough time” has nothing to do with it, as you’ll see.

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