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Watch: The Insightful Tale Of A Man And His Black Dog Called ‘Depression’
By Mikelle Leow, 12 Apr 2017
Screencap via World Health Organization
Winston Churchill famously and aptly called his depression the “Black Dog”. Like the mental illness, a black dog is ever visible, casting shadows at the corner of your eye. And just like most dogs, the black dog loyally refuses to leave its owner’s side.
On World Health Day, the World Health Organization shared an illustrative video portraying depression as a black dog. It hits home with patients’ yearning for the mental disorder to go away—and at the same time—their gnawing desire to have it stay, for fear of being alone.
No “Black Dog” is the same. Some can be tamed with medication, while others require a little more attention. The “Black Dog” may never return to the pound, but you can always embrace it and ensure it doesn’t become the beast it once was.
[via World Health Organization]
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