Bipolar Collage

Photo taken by Marlena Rivers, a woman who has bipolar I and is a mother of a 5-year-old daughter. She is in her early 40s and has been battling bipolar disorder since age 19. About this photo: "I like making photo collages. I took 3 separate pictures to make this image. Being bipolar can feel like... Continue Reading →

Haunting Beauty

Photos taken by Anastasia, a 25-year-old Greek architect who has lived in Athens, Greece for the past 7 years. Photography has become her way to preserve moments and enhance memory. Through her projects she strives to awaken feelings that nourish and expand imagination. Mental health issues, such as severe depression, have affected many people who she... Continue Reading →

Broken Window of Opportunity

Photo taken by autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger's Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help others, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger's. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the "complexities within the complexities" of autism spectrum disorders. She's had a... Continue Reading →

Lost Doll

Photo taken by a 40+ year-old woman diagnosed with bipolar 3 disorder and ADD. She is also a Clinical Psychologist and budding photographer. About this photo: “This is a follow up submission to "Happy Help", which was the first part of an assignment for a photography class. The counterpart, photographing representations of my nightmares, came much more... Continue Reading →

Breathless in Nepal

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 →

Big Abstract Light Paintings

Photos taken by a woman who has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and bipolar II. Her medications had to be altered recently due to possible toxicity, so her moods have been erratic. These changes have been hard on her and everyone around her. About these photos: "I love to paint with light. To create... Continue Reading →

Happy Now

Photos taken by Rachel Ward, a 21-year-old woman from Charlotte, North Carolina. She recently experienced depression after living through a difficult breakup. The images were taken in Missoula, Montana, where she moved to study photography and find herself. About these photos: In 2011, I got dumped. And it hurt. A lot. I had been with... Continue Reading →

Fragile Web of the Mind

Photo taken by Ian, a 52-year-old Welsh rugby fan who was diagnosed with clinical depression 10 years ago and bipolar disorder. It has been a hard journey, with laughter, tears, and heartache, but the support of his wife and two children, 5 and 7 years old has helped keep him going. Ian feels he has gotten... Continue Reading →

Adventures Ahead

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 →

Capturing the Church’s Light

Photo taken by Tiger Lillies, a 48-year-old woman located in Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, all while raising her 2 young grandchildren, 4 and 6 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 photography,... Continue Reading →

Discovering A Hidden City

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 →

Happy Help

Photo taken by a 40+ year-old woman diagnosed with bipolar 3 disorder and ADD.  She is also a Clinical Psychologist and budding photographer. About this photo: "This photograph was taken for the second half of an assignment in a photography class I was taking last year.  The first part was to photograph symbols of our nightmares.... Continue Reading →

Happiness

Photo taken by Clare, a woman who suffers from severe clinical depression and anxiety. About this photo: "Much of the time these days I feel covered by the dark clouds of depression, but on the day I took this photo, a particularly dreary day, when I looked up in the sky I saw a heart peeking out... Continue Reading →

Feet First

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 made him especially sensitive to those who are struggling, both physically and mentally. About these photos: "While... Continue Reading →

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