Free Spirit

Photo taken by Josefine, a swedish photography student currently based out of Los Angeles. The reason she decided to pursue photography full time is because she saw the impact pictures can have on people, both by looking at them, and making them. While volunteering for a church program that takes in victims of sex trafficking, she walked... Continue Reading →

House of Abandoned Children

Photos taken by Tom Robinson, a 30-year-old English photographer who has traveled extensively through South East Asia as well as South & Central America. He worked for a year at a special needs school, which was an eye opener and he thinks back to it more now that he is a father. He especially remembers a girl... Continue Reading →

Identity

Photo taken by Hayley, a photography and new media student who was afflicted with anorexia and anxiety as a teenager. Her passions include adventure, traveling, music, art, and the outdoors. About this photo: "This photograph describes how hard it is to be an adolescent, to be judged all the time by not only yourself, but... Continue Reading →

Across the Universe

Photo taken By Leigh Righton, a Vancouver based portrait photographer who recently shot a series called "Across the Universe" that studies movement and expressions of freedom and joy. Leigh is supportive of the mental illness community, and explores themes through her work that speak to people who are suffering. About this photo: "This image was a collaboration... Continue Reading →

Mono Lake Healing

Photos taken by Jan Austin Smith, a 27-year-old man living in Northern California. His mother, a Psychiatrist, has depression, and his closest aunt is bipolar, so he has been around people with mental health issues his whole life, and has a tremendous amount of compassion for them. He thinks that mental issues are so maligned in... Continue Reading →

Callas

Photo taken by Mitch Elder, a combat veteran retired from the USAF who has experienced depression, anxiety and PTSD. He lives in Oregon with his wife of 30+ years, and their two four-legged kids. About this photo: "This image is an award winning photograph I took in my studio using some callas I cut from my... Continue Reading →

Urban Rooftops

Photo taken by Clare, a woman who has been diagnosed with major depression, bipolar, among other things. Photography is something she studied in school some years ago, and still enjoys very much. About this photo: "Manhattan means many things to me, and my feelings for it can swing like my moods. It's a place of culture... Continue Reading →

Photos by the Dog of a Depressed Woman

Photos taken by Audrey the Photographer Dog. She is a long-haired chihuahua mix shelter pup who was adopted in Los Angeles and takes photos by herself with a collar cam. She has the issues that many dogs have... anger issues, especially when it comes to postal people or trucks, fear of thunder, and of course sadness when... Continue Reading →

The Lonely Road

Photo taken by Josefine, a swedish photography student currently based out of Los Angeles. The reason she decided to pursue photography full time is because she saw the impact pictures can have on people, both by looking at them, and making them. While volunteering for a church program that takes in victims of sex trafficking, she walked... Continue Reading →

River Dreams

Photo taken by Rachel Bussières, a 26-year-old Quebec
 City, Canada native, currently based out of the North Coast of California. She has been connected to mental illness since her childhood, when she had family members close to her struggling with different mental health issues. When she was 7, her uncle, who was deaf and suffers... Continue Reading →

We All Could Use A Hug

Photo taken by a mother who primarily struggles with depression, but also deals with increasing social anxiety and panic attacks. About this photo: "My depression has left me homebound majority of the time. Leaving feels impossible most days, but I have a toddler, so I have to force myself out whenever possible, even if it means... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Through the Darkest Times

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who has major depression, anxiety, and is on the bipolar spectrum. She has been through countless treatments, including tons of medications, an army of doctors, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and most recently ECT. About this photo: "Several months ago, I was hospitalized because depression left me unable to fully... Continue Reading →

Struggles

Photo taken by Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About the photo: Sometimes Struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through life without any obstacles, It would cripple us. We would not be as strong as we could have been... Continue Reading →

Embodied

Photos taken By Leigh Righton, a Vancouver based portrait photographer who recently launched a collaborative project called EMBODIED that allowed her to explore the relationships we have to our bodies and to encourage a positive shift in perspective. The first photo is of the installation on display. Click to see larger. About these photos: The concept behind... Continue Reading →

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