dominic west

dominic west

Dominic West reads from Black Rainbow by Rachel Kelly

1w ago
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Seventeen years ago Rachel Kelly was a working mother and Times journalist. For no visible reason she went from feeling mildly anxious to being completely unable to function in the space of three days. Black Rainbow describes Rachel's slow climb to recovery with the aid of various approaches: especially the healing power of poetry. It analyses why poetry can be one answer to depression -- for one, words are free and have no side-effects -- and asks why women seem more susceptible to depression than men. As well as Rachel's personal story, the book includes the poems that helped her. Black Rainbow is published by Hodder & Stoughton. Author proceeds are being given to the charities SANE and United Response.