Dust to Dust

Photo taken by Luis Rosado, a Floor Supervisor and Lighting Technician of a film equipment rental house. He has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years, and has been sober for 4 years from an alcohol problem that lasted over 20 years. Photography has always been a wonderful outlet for him to... Continue Reading →

Pure Beauty in Vanoise

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 →

Spread Your Wings and Fly

Photo taken by Rainey who suffers from severe depression, and has a daughter with bipolar disorder. Every day is a struggle for both of them. About this photo: “This photograph was taken while I was traveling along the coast last summer. I use my camera to seek beauty in the world. I love this image because it reminds... Continue Reading →

The Joy of Having Bipolar Disorder

 Photos taken by Bekr (Bipolar Girl) a 37-year-old woman who lives in Nevada with her husband and two fur babies. She always knew she was “different.” She was diagnosed with depression as a teenager, then finally diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in her 20′s, along with PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and ADHD. She has also... Continue Reading →

The Climb

This photo was taken by P, a West Coast woman who loves how the mountains make her feel.  She watched as her mom struggled with depression during a long illness that she eventually succumbed to. P herself struggles on and off with mild depression and anxiety that is controlled but plays a definite part in... Continue Reading →

One Step at a Time

Photos taken by DC, a 32-year-old bipolar photographer currently doing a short-term intensive DBT program at a mental institution. It is thankfully not a locked unit this time, so she is occasionally able to get off grounds with her camera, mood permitting. About these photos: "It was a slow weekend here at the mental "cottage." There were... Continue Reading →

The End of the World

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 →

Semi-Nude

Photo taken by Jeannette Rose, or Jenny, a 21-year-old english major at a university in Massachusetts. She is interested in feminism, literature, and collecting assortments of tea. She suffers from various mental illnesses – depression and anxiety being the major ones – and then ADD which she finds more frustrating than anything else. About this photo: “I've been doing a lot... Continue Reading →

Life (Hope) Death

Photos taken by Bekr (Bipolar Girl) a 37-year-old woman who lives in Nevada. She always knew she was "different." She was diagnosed with depression as a teenager, then finally diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in her 20's, along with PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and ADHD. She has also been a self harmer. It has been... Continue Reading →

Circularity of Sea and Suffering

Photo taken by DeeDee, a woman in her mid-thirties from upstate New York who struggles with bipolar disorder and ADD. As is often the case with bipolar, her life has many ups and downs and can feel like a daily roller coaster. She enjoys photography, especially experimenting with different cameras and film. About this photo: “Alone in... Continue Reading →

Facade

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from mental illness. Her diagnoses include terrible depression and anxiety. She also suffers from fear and panic attacks. She loves to travel but has not been able to take a big trip in many years. About this photo: “This is one of my favorite photos I have ever taken. I... Continue Reading →

The Beast Inside

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties in New York who suffers from major mood shifts, perhaps caused by bipolar disorder. About this photo: "I saw this disturbing creature in a window display in Manhattan. I was disgusted but intrigued. Sometimes I feel like a monster because of my unpredictable moods. Like a hideous... Continue Reading →

Awe-Inspiring Glaciers

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 →

Taking a Leap

Photo taken by n23art who has struggled with depression much of his life. Most of the time it’s manageable, but there have been a few times when it has hit him very hard. He is originally from the UK, but currently lives in Thailand. About this photo: "Sometimes when I'm out I'll see something and think to myself "I... Continue Reading →

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