At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.
In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”. More information on the book can be found here: http://matthewjohnstone.com.au/
Back in March/April of 2013, Rachel Kolb wrote an essay titled “Seeing at the Speed of Sound”. You can read the article here.
Since then, she’s gone on to feature in a short documentary called “Can you read my lips?” – which was inspired by the essay she wrote. Uploaded two months ago, the 4 minute long short was produced by Little Moving Pictures and directed by David Terry Fine is opening the eyes and minds of hearing people that don’t understand our deafness and highlights the issues that we slam into every day when trying to understand what people are trying to say. Continue reading “Can you read my lips?”