a compelling and brutally honest account
A poignant and powerful description of one woman's journey through the abyss of depression, how she found solace in poetry and the inner strength to recover. This book offers hope and inspiration to anyone whose lives have been touched by mental illness
A revelatory read and alchemical tale of persona transformation: Kelly turns the lead of depression into the gold of emotional health. Art, in this case poetry, is movingly shown to be a royal route away from depression
Anyone touched by depression will take courage from Kelly's account; anyone else will gain a new and profoundly sympathetic understanding of the severity and arbitrariness of the disease.
harrowing but hopeful memoir of resistance and recovery
I am utterly riveted by this book. It is completely compelling.
It's a book we should all read, especially women, and especially those of us who have, like me, had their own struggles with what Winston Churchill (another sufferer) called the Black Dog ... Women, especially those with new babies, exhausted from pregnancy, sleepless nights and the sheer shock of motherhood, are often consumed with fear bordering on terror. That's what depression is, and if it applies to you or your daughter, take heart. Help is available. And it will help to read Rachel Kelly's Black Rainbow
Kelly writes with honesty, lucidity and directness
Outstanding ... I have never read anything so suitable for us to recommend to patients
Rachel Kelly has written with bracing honesty and considerable courage about her own struggles with depression. She tells of both her own travails and the solutions to them, and her book will be immensely helpful to others in like circumstances
The memoir has the gripping immediacy of a novel and taught me much about depression that perhaps I should have known, but didn't. Its advice on diet, exercise, supplements and getting help will be invaluable for anyone who finds themselves barked at by the black dog.
This book is written straight from the heart of darkness. Amazing
This is a moving addition to the body of depression literature, written with compassion and insight