Photos taken by Dee, who suffers from clinical depression, anxiety/panic attacks, bipolar II, and a host of other diagnoses and issues.
About these photos: I took the first two on my way in to the psychiatric hospital last week, and the third now that I’ve begun to settle. I have been admitted because nothing seems to dull the pain and make me a fully functional human being/wife/mother. I have begun a round of ECT in the hopes of coming back to life. ECT is scary, even though it is lightyears from Cuckoo’s Nest. I go under anesthesia and awaken feeling in a nightmare, sometimes feeling unable to breathe or confused and crying profusely, but I must find a way keep faith, at least for the other people in my life. It could work, as quickly as next week, so I must hold onto that hope and let the negative and harmful thoughts dissipate.