Archive for September, 2014

I had a black dog

Posted: September 15, 2014 in Mental Health, Mental Illness
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I bought this illustration book by Matthew Johnstone recently and he used the clever analogy of the black dog to describe what life is like living with depression. The black dog was a term first coined to describe Winston Churchill’s bouts of depression. With World Mental Health Day round the corner, I thought I’d post this youtube video that Matthew Johnstone created to help people understand what depression is about and how to feel better. I like the part when he said ‘never be afraid to ask for help…there is no shame in doing so. The only shame is missing out on life’.

Just .b

Posted: September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

The .b programme is something that I piloted with a number of JC1 students this year. I’ve been meaning to write more about this programme on the blog so more people are aware of what is this .b thing that I’m doing. Huffington Post is having a series on Mindfulness in Schools (which is another term for the .b programme) so for the next few posts I’m gonna repost some of these Huffington Post articles here for your reading pleasure should you have time. 🙂 Read the rest of the article here.

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