For Those Without Rhyme or Reason


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By Nicky Thomas

ISBN: 978-1-847470-92-8
Published: 2007
Pages: 92
Key Themes: poetry, depression, self-harm, depression, psychotherapy

Nicky has found a creative way of channelling her feelings and has produced a piece of work that is an inspiration to people who have experienced mental health problems. It is also of great value to us professionals and we should not forget that an essential part of our continuing medical education is listening to patients. Dr Eleni Palazidou MD, PhD, MRCP, MRCPSYCH


Nicky Thomas extraordinary book of poetry charts her feelings and experiences of depression and the recovery of some stability in her life. Nicky found that writing her book proved a cathartic process and helped her to overcome her depression and stop self harming. Nicky hopes that this book will be able to help someone else feel less alone in their despair and help families, friends and health professionals gain a greater understanding. This is a wonderfully strong book from a very strong and determined woman.

Depression, although so common, is still so badly misunderstood, on the one hand it is not taken seriously and people are told to cheer up and try harder, on the other hand the stigma leaves many people further isolated and discriminated against. Taking medication is often seen as admitting defeat, failing, when taking medication for any physical order is socially acceptable. Nicky Thomas

About the Author

Nicky Thomas was born in 1968. Diagnosed with clinical depression at an early age, Nicky has had to endure twelve separate hospital admissions and years of psychotherapy before her eventual recovery. Nicky feels that her recovery has been aided by her writing, whenever she is depressed she writes about her feelings. It is no coincidence that when she is writing Nicky stops self harming. As well as being a successful author she is currently studying at college and works voluntarily.


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