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I Had a Black Dog. His Name Was Depression.

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Some people say Winston Churchill was the first person to call his depression a black dog that followed him everywhere. Others say the expression preceded Churchill. Whichever the case, the black dog of depression has been around for generations now. And this old dog is up to the same old tricks.

The black dog will train you, if you let it. But it’s better if you train the black dog.



This video is really well-done, so I can’t help but mention that the artist and author also has a book:Living with a Black Dog: His Name Is Depression by Matthew Johnstone.



Of course, faith in God helps us work through depression. God is always ready to help us. Feeling depressed? Make this your prayer:

Come quickly, Lord, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don’t turn away from me, or I will die. Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.

Psalm 143:7-8

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