There were times I felt really low and didn’t know how much longer I could carry on living in daily fear. I never considered that colouring might help me, until I remembered a time it had.
Bowker, who taught children with learning disabilities for 14 years, captures the frustrations of Joe and his family beautifully. What the drama lacks, though, so far is humour and irreverence. Yes, Christopher Eccleston’s Granddad’s inappropriate comments are funny but Joe himself, played with perfect opaqueness by Max Vento, never even makes you smile. Most parents find their autistic kids really funny – sometimes because they mean to be, and sometimes because their lack of social niceties is hilarious.
'Black dog' is one of the common metaphors people use to gain a better understanding of depression. In this 300 word article, I take a look out how 'black dog' can help us cope.