GardenDrumGardening keeps the black dog chained

Photo Hermann Kaser

Photo Hermann Kaser

How gardening helped bring back Rachel Kelly from the brink of suicide is very a moving story. So many people are severely affected by mental illness at some time in their lives and for those of us stalked closely by the ‘black dog’ of depression, gardening can be a great place to become present in your own life, manage small tasks, and start to think again about the future.

isbn9781444789997-detailYou can read a little of Rachel’s story at UK Telegraph or find her book ‘Black Rainbow – How Words Healed Me – My Journey Through Depression‘ by Rachel Kelly (Hodder & Stoughton, £16.99), and find out how poetry and gardening saved her life.

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