The One That Got Away

Photo taken by contributor 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: "My golden hour muse. Sigh, what more could be said about the one that got away?... Continue Reading →

My Tiny Companion

Photo taken by contributor Heather Hamilton, a 25-year-old wife, friend, pet parent, daughter, granddaughter, vegetarian, survivor, bisexual, entrepreneur. She struggles with depression, everyday choices, and making the right decisions. One of the ways she gets release from the prison of her mind, is loving on her animals. She believes that they all feel what she feels, and know that... Continue Reading →

Prison of My Mind

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who has been diagnosed with clinical depression. She loves her family, but finds it hard to love herself. About this photo: “When I came across my daughter's doll laying facedown on the couch, it resonated with me. She looked the way I feel when I am depressed. Vulnerable and... Continue Reading →

Floating; Singapore

Photo taken by Jocelyn Ang, a 20-year-old woman from Singapore. Her mother was diagnosed with clinical depression when she was just 12-years-old. This was difficult for her, and over the next few  years, that combined with the pressures of school and other responsibilities proved to be too much. Jocelyn fell into a major depression herself when she was 17.... Continue Reading →

Honoring the Troops

Photo taken by contributor 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 those, 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... Continue Reading →

I’m Still Here, Still Valuable

Photos taken by first-time contributor Cliff, a 35-year-old male from Rhode Island, who has struggled with severe depression and PTSD for most of his life. He was in a good place with the things that caused the PTSD, but the depression was another matter. Last fall, he came dangerously close to taking his own life and... Continue Reading →

Beauty in Disrepair; Morocco

Photo taken by contributor 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... Continue Reading →

Anchored Down

Photo taken by contributor 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: "This photograph was shot with the super rare Kodak Aerochrome color infrared film. I found... Continue Reading →

Looking Forward

Photo taken by contributor  Tiger Lillies, a woman in her forties from Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, possibly bipolar disorder, all while raising her two young grandchildren, four and six years old. Thankfully she has a supportive partner Rick who helps make daily life with children possible. Her grandchildren, as well... Continue Reading →

Blossoms of Hope

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from depression. She has had agoraphobic tendencies for many years, but the past two years have been the worst. She barely leaves her house at all. About this photo: “I am not a real girlie girl pink sort of person, but I love cherry blossoms. I even... Continue Reading →

Smoke Signals

Photo taken by contributor Quita, a teenager from England. She has experienced severe self-esteem and confidence issues since she was 14-years-old, when the pressures of school and her social life started to overcome her. She was then diagnosed with major depression. She thinks depression is harder to go through than many people think. She found it hard... Continue Reading →

My Garden, My Haven

Photo taken by first-time contributor GeeCee19, a 49-year-old from Tralee, Ireland. He was diagnosed with manic depression at 18 and has fought a serious battle with it since, along with social anxiety and addictions. He has been clean from substance abuse for about 15 years, but enough damage was done that some 10 years later he had... Continue Reading →

The Endless Night

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from clinical depression and insomnia. About this photo: "The nights are the hardest. I lie in the dark praying for an end. An end to the thoughts. An end to the pain. An end to the night. Anything. I try to keep my eyes shut, but I can't... Continue Reading →

Mental Vacation

Photo taken by first-time contributor Elijah Weerts, a 20-year-old photography student. People have always seen him as the outgoing, fun to be around, positive kid all through his life. He wasn't ever "allowed" to be sad or at least he felt that he had to be the person who made everyone feel better. He thought that if he... Continue Reading →

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