Struggle for Control

Photos taken by contributor Stephen from Maryland. He was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder a few years ago. He has also suffered from crippling anxiety attacks and substance abuse. His issues came to a head in 2009 and he was hospitalized for the first time. He was given medication and told that he would be on that medication... Continue Reading →

Raw {Food} Energy

Photos taken by The Happy Mango, a 28-year-old woman from Copenhagen. She was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder two years ago, which has meant a lot of soul searching, practice in self awareness and endless medicine adjustments – all of which made her get even worse before she got better. But the past couple of months she has actually... Continue Reading →

Smiling Sunflower

Photo taken by Bipolar On Fire, a woman in her 40’s who lives and works in Boulder, Colorado. She has Bipolar Disorder and Depression, as well as Fibromyalgia. It is a great struggle for her to work full-time and has been for a while. She works as a System Administrator, but will hopefully be leaving the... Continue Reading →

When Darkness Lifts

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process her very... Continue Reading →

Time Leaves Footprints

Photo taken by Lisa Day, a woman who lives with anxiety disorder, PTSD, depressive disorder and mild bipolar. She recalls being ‘melancholy’ for most of her life, but things progressively got worse until she felt suicide was her only solution. The very night she planned her “great escape” she was contacted by the father of a friend... Continue Reading →

Baby Love

Photo taken by a photographer and mom who suffers from severe depression. Despite the depths she may sink to, she is able to find joy in capturing special moments in the lives of other people. About this photo: "I love photographing children. These twin newborns were no exception. They were beyond cute. The rings in this... Continue Reading →

Free Ya Soul; Sweden

Photos taken by The Happy Mango, a 28-year-old woman from Copenhagen. She was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder two years ago, which has meant a lot of soul searching, practice in self awareness and endless medicine adjustments – all of which made her get even worse before she got better. But the past couple of months she has actually... Continue Reading →

Lightness of Being

Photo taken by contributor 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... Continue Reading →

Escaping Negativity; Ibiza

Photo taken by contributor Emma, a 19-year-old from the north east of England. Over the past few years she has visited dark patches of depression and lack of self worth with severe feelings of hopelessness. She'd like to say it’s just been a spot of sunshine and showers, but in reality she's had giant ups and even... Continue Reading →

Levitation; A Release from Abuse

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process her very... Continue Reading →

Sunset Over the Yellow Sea

Photo taken by PJ Brez, a 28-year-old man who lives in the South Korean countryside. He has experienced depression, loneliness, homesickness, and feelings of isolation. He teaches English conversation at a university in Korea, but photography is his passion. About this photo: “I was out on Korea's west coast doing some solo camping when I took this shot.... Continue Reading →

Pill Sunrise

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who suffers from major depressive disorder and bipolar II. She likes anything creative, especially photography, and seeks to find the beauty and art in the ordinary. About this photo: "I recently started a new medication, and to my surprise it was bright blue. I have taken MANY medications over... Continue Reading →

Stormy Skies Ahead

Photo taken by a woman in North Carolina who has been suffering from a major depressive episode for the past two years. She also suffers from anxiety and panic disorder. It has been an extremely difficult few years, but she is fighting to recover for the important people in her life. About this photo: “This photograph... Continue Reading →

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