The collection of pictures entitled “Glimpses of heaven and hell” take the viewer through the various stages of her illness from deep despair to the mania where everything seems possible.
Her work, projected as a sequence of images on a large screen, was just one of the attractions at The Tree of Life Cafe held at Romsey Abbey on Monday 10 October to mark World Mental Health Day.
“In this series of pictures and writings I take you through my personal journey of what it feels like in the different stages from innocence, depression, mania, mixed-state and finally resting in a place of balance and acceptance. I hope at the end you will have a little more understanding of what it's like to have manic-depression.”
Download Glimpses of Heaven and Hell by Norma Phoenix to read more about Norma's experiences with Bipolar.