Man of TIN Advent Calendar Day 5 – Dancing with The Black Dog?

Advent Calendar Day 5 – Banishing the Black Dog?

Christmas and New Year can be a stressful, rough old time for many people, with or without their loved ones around.

I am impressed by the way that some men can talk about their mental health and how they are feeling throughout the year through the medium of their hobby blogging. It opens up a difficult subject for others in the blogging and gaming community.

Bob Cordery’s blog on Wargaming Miscellany is one example of someone who has been open about those dips in motivation and low moods like a black dog hanging around you sort of days (the Black Dog was what Churchill famously called his low moods).

The responses from fellow sufferers,  blog buddies and readers all over the world to Black Dog posts that I have read have always seemed very supportive whenever a hobby blogger mentions that  the black dog is sniffing around or that they have lost their gaming mojo because difficult things in life get in the way.

I thankfully do not have a black dog yet in life but I found it interesting reading through Mark Pacitti’s memoir and website about dealing with the black dog .

IMG_0179Dancing With The Black Dog is a registered charity (ABN 71157667411) dedicated to the worldwide eradication of the stigma of anxiety and depression. We are based in Melbourne, Australia and have helped provide hope to sufferers of anxiety and depression all over the world.

Founded in 2011 by Mark Pacitti, an ex-pat Scot of Italian descent, Dancing With The Black Dog started off as a fledgling blog where Mark openly shared his experiences of how he suffered from and ultimately beat anxiety and depression.

Mark’s free e-book or memoir is available online

Wishing you all a Black Dog free Christmas and New Year!

Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN on Advent Day 5, Wednesday 5th December 2018.