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May 17, 2024
Rachel Kelly

This episode contains adult subject matter and some listeners may be triggered by this content. Listener discretion is advised.

This episode is part of a special series for Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK.

In this episode, we explore the journey from depression to recovery, focusing on the transformative process of moving through dark times into a place of hope and renewal. We delve into the personal experiences that teach us resilience, the importance of self-compassion, and the steps we can take to rebuild our lives. Highlighting the crucial role of self-care and supportive relationships, we share perspectives on overcoming the challenges that depression brings and the pathways that lead to healing.

Our guest opens up about her own path from the depths of depression to reclaiming her joy and well-being. Through her story, we gain insights into the practical methods and inner work that have facilitated her recovery. This discussion serves as a reminder of the power we hold to change our narrative and the importance of reaching out for help and connecting with others.

Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly is a bestselling writer, public speaker and mental health advocate. She writes regularly for the press and gives TV and radio interviews to help educate and break down the stigma around mental illness in her role as an ambassador for several mental health charities.

She also shares evidence-based strategies on how to stay calm and well and is the author of five books covering her experience of depression and recovery and her steps to wellbeing from poetry to nutrition. Rachel speaks at events and wellbeing workshops, sharing her motivational and holistic approach to good mental health. She is an official ambassador for Rethink Mental Illness, HeadTalks, SANE and The Counselling Foundation.

Her books include her memoir Black Rainbow about her expression of depression and four subsequent books about her recovery and how to stay calm and well - Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness; The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood Food; and Singing in the Rain: An inspirational workbook. Her latest book is You’ll Never Walk Alone: Poems for Life’s Ups and Downs published in 2022 by Hodder.

Rachel is a member of the Speakers Collective, a group of speakers with lived experience of mental health conditions.

Rachel's Resources

You’ll Never Walk Alone: Poems for Life’s Ups and Downs

The Jōrni Resources

https://thejorniblog.com for more holistic healing and mental health resources

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depression, mental health, mental health awareness week, recovery

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