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The black dog

The History of the “Black Dog” as Metaphor

“A light seen suddenly in the storm, snow/ Coming from all sides, like flakes/ Of sleep, and myself/ On the road to the dark barn,/ Halfway there, a black dog near me.” – Robert B…

The Black Dog Project I: False Starts, Churchill and Johnson

Welcome to the “The Black Dog Project” – a blog series which will follow and analyze the appearances of a genre of metaphor for depression, visualizing it as a black dog.

Exhibition on 18th-century views of depression opens in Gateshead

An exhibition looking at 18th-century perspectives on depression could be an unlikely way to lift the spirits

The ‘White Dog’ that stalks POC

Coined by Samuel Johnson and popularized by Winston Churchill, the “black dog” has become a ubiquitous expression for depression around the…

Depression, the “Black Dog” and Why It’s Okay to Feel Ill at Ease — TOD WORNER

Standing on the sidelines of my daughter’s soccer game the other night, I found myself in conversation with a good friend. “How was your vacation?,” I asked. “It was wonderful. Playing in the pool. Relaxing. Just being together as a family…it was just wonderful,” he looked off, a bit wistfully,

Leading Churchill Myths - The Myth of the “Black Dog”

Finest Hour 155, Summer 2012 Page 28 Leading Churchill Myths – The Myth of the “Black Dog” Churchill Did Have Dark Moods, But He Was Not Bipolar By Carol Breckenridge […]