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Photo taken by Lala, a 32 year old woman living in Washington, DC, who battles severe depression, crippling anxiety/panic disorder, a mood disorder, and the list could go on. She also has family and loved ones who are battling mental health issues such as bipolar disorder and addiction. She is very interested in all the different treatments out there for mental health issues, and tries to stay abreast of the latest research, etc.
She tries to lessen her depression and anxiety through photography, immersing herself in hobbies such as cooking, biking, hiking, writing, and exploring new places when she is able. She has good days and days when she doesn’t want to leave the house. She loves working with children–teaching young children is her passion.
About this photo: This is the urban neighborhood garden near where I live. It’s so beautiful and inspiring, especially in summer. I love to enjoy such beauty when I am able to leave the house. I am having a bit of a slump right now, but I am trying hard to combat it. Hopefully I will be out again taking more photos soon.