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Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me, My Journey Through Depression

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  • Title: Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me, My Journey Through Depression
  • Author: Rachel Kelly
  • ISBN: 9781681444666
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Hardcover

[PDF] Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me, My Journey Through Depression | by ☆ Rachel Kelly, Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me, My Journey Through Depression, Rachel Kelly, Black Rainbow How Words Healed Me My Journey Through Depression In Oxford graduate working mother and Times journalist Rachel Kelly went from feeling mildly anxious to being completely unable to function within the space of just three days Prescribed antidepressants by her doctor and supported by her husband and her family Rachel slowly began to get better but her anxiety levels remain

Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me, My Journey Through Depression

[PDF] Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me, My Journey Through Depression | by ☆ Rachel Kelly [PDF] Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me, My Journey Through Depression | by ☆ Rachel Kelly - Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me, My Journey Through Depression, Black Rainbow How Words Healed Me My Journey Through Depression In Oxford graduate working mother and Times journalist Rachel Kelly went from feeling mildly anxious to being completely unable to function within the space of just three days Prescribed antide Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me, My Journey Through Depression

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  1. Unlike many of us, Rachel Kelly can trace the beginnings of her depression to a specific time and place She is at home, it is a Sunday night, mid May 1997 She goes to bed but cannot sleep sleep will not come for her, no matter what she tries She tries to distract herself, comfort herself with her sleeping children, makes nests about her three storey home But yet she cannot sleep.And then comes on the terrible pain Aching, aching limbs, wrenching pain, so bad that she cries out to her husband, so [...]


  2. Memoir of severe depression and the author s way out of her misery with the help of poetry Rachel was a wife and mother of two children when she developed physical and emotional symptoms which became increasing debilitating She chronicles her daily life, the extensive help she was given by her husband, doctor and mother and the role poetry and finding beauty in life helped her reclaim her life.The book is well written, and also depressing and at times tedious Other people s daily lives and sympt [...]



  3. A deeply honest account of the author s journey through depression I read it in two sittings and resented the time where I couldn t get back to it, inbetween There was much food for thought, for someone like me who has lived with anxiety and to a lesser extent depression for thirty years I particularly liked the references to brain biology and chemistry an area that I ve never thought about before and would like to know about Rachel is coming to my little city in July to do a talk I m not sure [...]


  4. I was really interested in this book because I heard an interview with the author However found it long and a little rambling but I really wanted to see what poetry she uses to help her depression Told with honesty and surprising detail, it charted her journey through this period of her life.


  5. Part memoir, part self help book this was an interesting insight into how depression operates and how on eperson tackled it and wrestled it to the ground Not really a book to enjoy but thought provoking all the same


  6. I am pro anyone who seeks to lessen the stigma around mental health I have mental health problems After reading, research and the love of good people in my life, I feel I have reached an understanding of mental health issues that I wish I had possessed in my teens and twenties Or do I Maybe I had to work and suffer for this Rachel Kelly did Two seismic attacks of depression lasted a total of twenty years She describes it as a long old ride.Her initial description of being depressed was sickening [...]


  7. The jury is still out on whether reading a book about someone s journey through depression is, for those who have struggled with the illness themselves, mostly an uplifting and encouraging thing to do It is good to read about another s journey, it is good to be reminded we are not alone, but it s also hard sometimes the emotion seems a little too raw, it cuts too close to the bone This is depression a struggle with confusion, doubt, self absorption, anger, a struggle to get up and get out of bed [...]


  8. Well written, and gave me a real insight into how bipolar disorder can strike seemingly out of nowhere Long ago I lived with a manic depressive manic depression is what the condition used to be called for 10 years his mother had also been a manic depressive I had a colleague for many year whose husband also suffered from the condition Recently I experienced someone falling apart with the condition too Clearly it is an illness which requires medication Even knowing about and having experienced wh [...]


  9. I started reading this during a depressive episode I experienced at the beginning of the year I was off work, crippled with depression and anxiety, but I needed an outlet so I signed up for an online course about mental health and literature this book was on the reading list, and the author interviewed.It took me a long time to read this because some parts rung so true that they were painful to read I found myself fervently highlighting phrases as I recognised my own depressive tendencies in the [...]


  10. I started being quite disappointed with this book, basically because Rachel Kelly lives a privileged life and has the continually support of her family and paid carers to look after her children when she is unable She doesn t have to work But once I pushed my own prejudices aside I could really appreciate her personal journey of having suffered from depression and her solace in poetry There are some real gems in here, it has made me look to the healing power of the written word She shows a real [...]


  11. This is one of the best books I ve ever read about depression Rachel Kelly chronicles her two nervous breakdowns and her subsequent recoveries in a very readable and accessible manner Her descriptions of her suffering at the height of her illness were so honest and accurate that they were almost painful to read and will no doubt be instantly recognisable to anyone who has had depression or known someone with it However, the book is also uplifting, detailing her determined but slow return to heal [...]


  12. Very well written and thought provoking The description of such depressive episodes was outside my own experience but many snippets struck a chord I read this book because I signed up for Future Learn Literature and Mental Health course It proved far fascinating than a required book should be The author was an avid reader and collector of poetry and writings before she succumbed to depression so it maybe that if you are not familiar with reading poetry taking it up will not comfort you in the s [...]


  13. Seems odd to like a book on depression but Rachel Kelly manages to tell it as it is, warts and all in an amazingly dispassionate yet forceful way It reads somewhere between a novel and memoir I had engaged with this completely crippling nature that depression can be with Mat Haig and was lured to read this by Rachel talking on a FutureLearn course about the place for poetry with depression.Like yet unlike Matt Haig s Reasons to stay alive it is a completely terrifying account but so personal and [...]


  14. I tried so hard to empathise with Rachel, and I did feel for her in her suffering, but I found it impossible to like her Her writing style is good, and she has included some cracking poems, but try as I might, her values and world view are so far removed from mine that I just cannot relate to her as a person I m left deeply disappointed with myself, as I didn t realise I was quite so narrow minded and judgemental


  15. I read this book for the Futurelearn Course, Literature and Mental Health, which I have just begun It is interesting and well written over the curse of the book I felt varying amounts of empathy for the writer, but she does express herself very well I enjoyed the selection of poetry some old favourites of mine, but many were new to me A very worthwhile read.


  16. Interesting account, demonstrating how depression can affect anyone, no matter how privileged Even with access to emotional support from family, friends and neighbours and specialised medical care that anyone who has tried to access mental health treatment from the NHS could only dream of, the writer still struggles.


  17. The topic does not interest me particularly however the book is a good read The main points are 1 one relates to the author, she is very good at telling her feelings and life, 2 the sequencing is great it is not chronological neither by topic there is a flow to it For example Rachel tells her about her childhood at around page 150.


  18. Insightful, emotional and enlightningHaving been given Rachel Kelly s Walking on Sunshine as a gift I decided to find out about her journey Black Rainbow has been an engaging read and has helped put my own problems into perspective.I would recommend this too anyone who has suffered depression and would like to understand about the condition.


  19. I really enjoyed this book, it is about one woman s battle with depression The writer tells us about how books, poetry and the written word helped her through her deepest depression and I found the book uplifting and very positive.


  20. I learnt about this book from my paper bought a hardback copy when I usually wait for the paperback.It s a beautiful book the poetry is just lovely.


  21. I just received this book from the Giveaway It s in my to read stack and I ll post a review once I ve finished it



  22. Very honest and frank no frills book on the authors experience of depression Very well written and the author very bravely talks about a still taboo subject.




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