Photo taken by Tiger Lillies, a 48 year old single woman who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, all while raising her 2 young grandchildren, 4 and 5 years old. Thankfully she has a supportive partner Rick who helps make daily life with children possible. Her grandchildren, as well as her recent love of... Continue Reading →

“Blue” Can be Beautiful; Iran

Photo taken by Caroline, 49 years old from Market Harborough, UK. She has a 17 year old son, and is married to an Iranian. She works full-time and travels a lot with her job and all this means whilst life is very interesting it can be challenging and tiring at times when trying to cope... Continue Reading →

Fighting the Blues

Photo taken by Lauren, a mother of one living in England who suffers from situational depression. While her depression has been under control more or less for the past decade, some of her closest friends and family suffer from severe depression in various forms, and she has lost people to the disease. She feels that... Continue Reading →

Rebirth of Life

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with the help of doctors and family, one week after her son’s first birthday she was able to board a plane to South Africa, resuming her... Continue Reading →


Photo taken by a mom with severe depression, anxiety, and occasional panic attacks. She lives with her husband and daughter outside of New York City. About this photo: My daughter may just be a toddler, but I learn a lot from her all the time. Her focus. Her determination. Her fearlessness. She's not afraid to... Continue Reading →

Freedom from Struggles

Photo taken by a woman who is afflicted with a severe mood disorder, chronic depression and anxiety. About this photo: I was on a family vacation to the beach recently. At the end of the street where we were staying was a bay with a perfect view of the sunset. I had been suffering from... Continue Reading →

Childhood Lost

Photo taken by Ruth Mower, a 54 year old woman living in Arizona. She graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography several years ago.  During her time as a student working on her degree, she was in counseling grappling with challenges from PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder.  Photography helped her explore her own... Continue Reading →

By the Light of a Flashlight

Photo taken by Sarah M, who is a 14 year old girl from Washington State. She has lived for several years with anxiety and some crippling fears. She has recently recovered to an extent, and has started developing a love of photography. About this photo: I call this piece "Flashlight Bright." This photograph is of my friend... Continue Reading →

Crater Lake, Oregon, Sunset

Photo taken by Mitch Elder, who served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years and left 18 cm of his intestines on foreign soil. He has chronic depression, anxiety, and PTSD, but doesn't let it define him. About this photo: This photograph was taken at Crater Lake in Oregon in 2010. It was taken with a... Continue Reading →


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