Winner, NSW Carer of the Year 2013!
Winner, Certificate of Commendation, NSW Mental Health Awards 2013!
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.
Anne raised over $1,200 for mental health research at her Sydney launch!
Various paintings featured in Art From Adversity have been sold as fundraising for mental health research to CADE Clinic in Sydney, and donated to Belmont Private Hospital in Brisbane. One such painting, ‘Landscape of the mind’, has been featured in The Lancet Medical Journal (Vol 381).