Collection of poems charting the highs of life and the lows of depression

Collection of poems charting the highs of life and the lows of depression

Book Summary

Description

This collection of poems plots the highs and lows of one woman’s life. On the good days, Susan Ring would be tirelessly campaigning for social justice, supporting people with mental health issues or walking the Lake District fells. On the bad days she would be fighting her inner demons, due to her life-long struggle with depression. In between times, she would find pleasure in expressing the good and the bad through her poetry.

Her family would like this book to be a fitting memorial to her, and hope it will help other people who are, or know someone who is, struggling with mental health know that they are not alone.

RRP

7.50 GBP
8.45 EUR
9.50 USD

Format

Paperback ISBN 9781909320598
13.3 x 0.8 x 20.3 cm
105 pages
Published April 2018

Audience

People who are, or are friends and family of someone, suffering with mental health.

The Blurb

This collection of poems by Susan Ring portrays a full and rewarding life, marred by bouts of severe depression. Susan struggled with this depression for most of her life, each outbreak disrupting an otherwise stable and successful career. Her poems plot the course of these struggles to weather the storm.

The collection was sensitively edited and compiled by Julian Abraham—from a pile of handwritten manuscripts handed to him by her former husband, Jim—following her latest, fatal journey into despair during 2014.

The hope is that Susan’s poetry will bring some support and comfort to fellow sufferers by knowing they are not alone on their journey, and inform friends and families of individuals similarly weathering the storm. Each year, all book profits will be donated to a charity having a similar aim.

Book Background

This collection of poems by Susan Ring portrays a full and rewarding life, marred by bouts of severe depression. Susan struggled with this depression for most of her life, each outbreak disrupting an otherwise stable and successful career—as first anxiety then the inevitable despair would take hold.

Her poems plot the course of these struggles—to weather the storm—as the tumult would take over, usually leading to determined attempts to take her own life, followed by a slow, painful and precarious recovery.

The collection was sensitively edited and compiled by Julian Abraham—from a pile of handwritten manuscripts handed to him by her former husband, Jim—following her latest, fatal journey into despair during 2014.

The hope is that Susan’s poetry will bring some support and comfort to fellow sufferers by knowing they are not alone on their journey, and inform friends and families of individuals similarly weathering the storm. Each year, all book profits will be donated to a charity having a similar aim.Book Availability

Most bookshops throughout the English-speaking world and of course Amazon. Contact us for a discount if you are an educational or support organisation wishing to purchase in bulk for resale or otherwise.

 

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