Here are my key takeaways:
Depression is debilitating.
There really is no rhyme or reason to it. I’ve seen it happen to the best of
us. It is NOT a statement on the kind of person you are. However, it can feel
The black dog analogy is
helpful because it shows depression as a third party member. Like a big dog
that can drag you around, you can be dragged to feel or act in certain ways you
don’t want to go.
The most vivid picture from
the video is when the person could no longer separate himself from the black
dog. In this case, he started isolating himself from others.
Our main character begins on
a journey for recovery and it begins by seeking help.
Have you seen the Invictus
Games opening recently? The theme is easy to catch, it was about the team. And
every person who suffered from PTSD relied on a team to help them overcome. They also used a black dog as analogy.
Similarly, the black dog was
tamed in this video when he started to be genuine about the black dog with
people he trusted.
Are you being dogged by a