Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who suffers from major depressive disorder. She loves photography and brings her camera with her wherever she goes, although where she goes is very limited due to the severity of her depression.

About this photo: “I love the color green. To me it can represent life and death, joy and sorrow, hope and despair — all at once. These photos, which include a broken bottle, a green-lit cemetery, a trash can, and a church, show the different sides of the spectrum. They may not seem like they go together, but that’s how things can feel when you suffer from mental health issues. Things don’t come in a pretty perfect little package — they can be messy, confusing, and feel like a constant contradiction. I often feel broken and like trash, and I may think about death, a lot, but I still try to grasp for hope, faith, and life.


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