Watch this short, but beautiful & honest, video on depression...

I had a black dog, his name was depression. That's what this video is called.

I found this via Mental Health Works. It's a video commissioned by the World Health Organisation, and it was written, animated and narrated by the very talented Matthew Johnstone (he's an Australian artist and public speaker, and you can find more of his work here).

It's really lovely, very eloquent and amazingly well done. And it's less than 5 minutes.

But the biggest reason I'm sharing it is, what it does visually is basically everything I've tried to express verbally in my last couple posts: How to recognise depression: the 3 signs you can't afford to miss and How to recognise depression (part 2): some more signs.

Like I always say, if a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth ten thousand!

Okay, enough talk. Check it out for yourself:


What do you think?

Meanwhile, get ready for a new post before the week is out: I'll be telling you about some of the unique aspects of depression as far as we Nigerians are concerned. You might be surprised to know a thing or two. (By the way, have you signed up to be notified of new posts yet? No? What are you waiting for?) :-)

Have a delightful day.

PS. It'd be great if we had something like this tailored for us, no? Maybe in pidgin? I'd like to know what you think of that, too...