This is the book that shows what depression and bipolar illnesses look like—the symptoms, causes, and treatment.
A story of hope and inspiration, Depression Visible: The Ragged Edge offers information, memoir, poetry, art, and color photos of the twelve fiber art pieces Diana designed and created as she learned about her illness and fought to overcome it.
Easy to understand.
Written in everyday language.
A straight-forward account of one woman’s journey to learn how to live a fulfilling and happy life.
Art is communication. Diana's mission is to communicate what depression is like — to help you imagine this kind of mental illness so that it will be real enough for you to recognize when you encounter it. If you can do that you will be able to someone you know who has this illness — maybe even yourself.
What others have said about Depression Visible, the book, and The Ragged Edge series of art quilts.
Depression is an illness that morphs the way you view the world. Depression Visible: The Ragged Edge is a collection of artistic works focusing on the aspects of depression. Discussing the causes, coping with the symptoms, and how to lift oneself out of the depression funk, Diana Alishouse offers quite the book on the subject, offering much insight to just what these people are facing. "Depression Visible" is a top pick for those seeking to truly understand. – Midwest Book Review, March 2010
“This book will be required reading for all of my patients!” – John Edwards, M.D.
“This is like looking at my life.” – Anon.
“Diana combines her creative genius with a special knowledge of depressive/manic-depressive illness. Her presentation is both original and personal and makes a positive contribution toward overcoming the stigma of mental illness through education.” – Mary B.
“This is one powerful book.” – Rev. Jim Cosner
“Just this week a client said he resumed taking his meds because he read your book again!” – Jennifer J. Goble, Ph.D.
“Reading this feels like the author is talking to me about me.” – Anon.