Men on the land - stalked by the "black wolf"
One of our authors, Charles (Chick) Olsson, has launched a pictorial book about a powerful man suffering from depression. Moved by the near tragedy of a close friend and the plight of other farmers he has met in Queensland, Charles has been working to promote awareness of the numbers of men who are not coping with life on their farms.
The Kingdom of Wolves parallels the so-called Black Dog - in this book personified by a black wolf - that can haunt men on the land, particularly in times of endless drought. Charles Olsson's message is clear: Ask for help. At the end of the story a psychologist outlines how to reach out for assistance and gives contract details to do so.
The publication Queensland Country Life has promoted this eBook. Please see the link below for more information about Chick Olsson and read The Kingdom of Wolves for yourself. The illustrations, by Ryan Jones, are beautiful and vibrant.
Please share the link to any men who may be struggling with mental illness.