South East and Central Essex Mind, 112a Southchurch Road

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2LX

Charity registration number 1148451

Black Dog campaign

Famously, Winston Churchill referred to his depression as  “the black dog.” Sitting on his lap, it haunted him. It followed him wherever he went. 

 

Depression is now symbolised as being like "the black dog".  People who live daily with depression, know this phrase — this description of a wild, constant companion, growling and baring his thick, razor-sharp teeth — to be a fairly accurate metaphor.

 

SECE Mind is encouraging people to confront their own 'black dogs' before they bite. 

 

Every Black Dog has a collar. Why? Because depression is a manageable, treatable mental illness. What you have to figure out is how to snap a leash on that collar, and regain control, when your black dog breaks loose.

 

 

Join us today!

How do I join?

 

Hobbies are a great way to alleviate the symptoms of depression. 

 

We are asking people to knit or crochet their own 'black dogs', or you can even paint or sculpture them. 

 

When winter sets in, peoples symptoms can get worse - especially those with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). We are launching this for the month of November to help address depression and also use it to help others. 

It doesn't matter if you choose not to fundraise as it's about raising awareness. However, if you decided that this is what you would like to do, you can donate here after the month. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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