Art From Adversity: A Life With Bipolar

Art From Adversity: A Life With Bipolar

by Anne Therese Naylor
     
 

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Art from Adversity shines the spotlight on mental illness, in particular, bipolar disorder. It provides an insight into what it is like to become mentally ill, to ascend into mania, free fall into depression, and finally emerge profoundly changed by the experience.
Art from Adversity: A Life with Bipolar is Anne Therese Naylor's memoir and information guide to…  See more details below

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Art from Adversity shines the spotlight on mental illness, in particular, bipolar disorder. It provides an insight into what it is like to become mentally ill, to ascend into mania, free fall into depression, and finally emerge profoundly changed by the experience.
Art from Adversity: A Life with Bipolar is Anne Therese Naylor's memoir and information guide to mental illness. She provides insights into what it is like to become mentally ill and what it takes to become well.
Her artworks, both on the cover and woven throughout the book, illustrate the creativity that can come from adversity.
With messages demonstrating that everyone knows someone affected by mental illness, and that positive things can be born from adversity, this book encourages all of us that education about mental illness is the key to understanding and freedom.
This book will strongly appeal to lovers of memoir, practical advice, and anyone who knows someone with a mental illness.

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Editorial Reviews

Black Dog Institute, Community Programs Manager - Michael Sluis
"A beautifully written manuscript. I enjoyed not only the insightful exploration of the subject matter but the way in which the book was written – Anne is able to capture the emotion as well as the facts of her experience."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016248318
Publisher:
IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd)
Publication date:
02/07/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
206
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Anne Therese Naylor has a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Special Education and accreditation as a NAATI Paraprofessional Auslan Interpreter.
She is passionate about literacy and throughout her career has had the privilege and joy of teaching deaf children to read and write through sign language.
Anne began writing after her third child was born in 1987. Her poignant story ‘I had a Down syndrome baby at 27’ was awarded second prize in a non-fiction writing competition and published in Cosmopolitan in July, 2000.
In 2005, an intense desire to paint was accompanied by the onset of bipolar disorder. Anne’s allegorical work ‘What lies beneath’ was awarded first prize in the 2008 Central Coast Mental Health Artworks Exhibition.
A mental health and disability advocate, Anne is a Carer Representative for Carers NSW. She is dedicated to raising awareness, challenging stereotypes and fighting the stigma of disability and mental illness.

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