Between Jesus and the Black Dog (Paperback)
Christians have a special worldview affecting how they experience depression, the ""common cold"" afflicting our emotional well-being, and that is the focus of this short book. In it, Christians and the important people in their support networks will read about the good news and the bad, the blessings and pitfalls that a Christian faith brings to the problem of managing depressions. The book is hopeful without being simplistic, and it is steadfast in its commitment to the goal of human flourishing in a problematic world.
Michael Rothery is a professor emeritus at the University of Calgary, where he taught courses about mental health services for many years. He has written and edited other books on helping people and their families, and also on respecting research methods for studying such services. His teaching and research have always been informed by his prior practice as a social worker providing outpatient mental health counseling. Anne-Marie McLaughlin is an associate professor in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, with a strong interest in professional practice and the translation of values and ethics into practice. She has published in the area of social justice and social work practice and has a practice background in community mental health.