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 weak, helpless and hopeless. My days will often end up with me laying on that very spot, feeling fatigued and isolated, barely able to move. I think this photo gives a better sense of my daily experience when depressed than even a self-portrait would. Depression also makes me feel like I am in a prison. The prison of my home and my mind.”
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