Dancing with the Black Dog
The "Black Dog" is an old metaphor for depression; the book is based on my experience - explaining how I've occasionally been able to turn the darkness into dancing - with the hopes that my journey will provide some points of light and rhythm to help other victims of the Black Dog dance their own dance of life.
As a lifelong survivor of clinical depression, I have experienced pretty much every possible symptom - suicidal ideation and attempts, involuntary psychiatric hold under California's famed 5150 statute, years spent on anti-depressants, all kinds of therapy (both voluntary and court-ordered), lost jobs, broken relationships... you name it, I've been there.
This book is a collection of survival tips I've developed over the years.
Divided into two parts: Principles - the general theories of depression I've developed to give story to my struggles, and Choices - dozens of different strategies and tricks to keep the black dog at bay - or at least survivable.
through CreateSpace - https://www.createspace.com/4134182
through Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/Calling-Mr-Calix-Lewis-Reneau/dp/1481993933