Kaye Blegvad's new book 'Dog Years' is about depression, Kaye's way of allowing people a window to see what depression is like is by creating the metaphor of owning a bad dog.
Depression is like owning a bad dog. This is a book about learning to live with that dog, training it, making peace with it, and realizing you aren't alone.
“So many people don’t really understand mental health issues, and are so fast to judge someone who’s suffering as being lazy, or weak, or self-destructive. It’s hard to communicate what you’re experiencing when you’re in that dark place, having something solid, and from a third party, can make a big difference. That’s what motivated me to do the book – hearing that this story has helped other people feel less alone has, in turn, made me feel less alone, too.”Kaye Blegvad
Kaye developed the book after delivering a surprisingly successful talk to the Society of Illustrators on the theme of survival. The talk flowed easily and then developed naturally into a book. It is not Little Red Riding Hood but it so easily could be, that I have included it here.