Unrestored Masterpiece; The Great Wall

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 →

Simple Joys

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 →

Buffalo in the Mist

Photo taken by contributor 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... Continue Reading →

Shadows and Light

Photos taken by first-time contributor Sarah Smith, a 39-year-old woman who lives in the Isle of Man in the British Isles. She has battled bipolar disorder since she was 14 years old, and is an uncontrolled epileptic. She is also in a wheelchair due to a back injury she got 5 years ago last month. She uses... Continue Reading →

Yawoori Flowers; South Korea

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: “There's something about the simplicity and elegance of flowers that's so appealing. I was drawn... Continue Reading →

Watching Over Us

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 →

Bipolar Rubble

Photo taken by Danielle, a woman with bipolar disorder. She was diagnosed as being on the bipolar spectrum within the last few years, but has been suffering from the depression dips and highs of it for many years before that. About this photo: "I have known something was different about me for as long as I... Continue Reading →

Winter Maze

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 →

Beneath A Melting Sky

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from depression, agoraphobia, as well as anxiety and panic disorder. About this photo: “It's hard for me to get out because of my depression and agoraphobia, especially in the winter. There are, however, certain things that draw me outside, like a perfect sunset. This was one such... Continue Reading →

On the Outside Looking In

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who struggles with bipolar depression. Photography has been a helpful tool in her treatment and recovery, along with doctors and medication. About this photo: “I love my town. I love the community, the park, the dead-end streets. I especially love when the weather gets warm enough for the neighborhood kids... Continue Reading →

Love and Deceit

Self-portrait taken by contributor Ro, an 18-year-old from a little village in the northeast of England. She suffers from recurring depression and psychosis. About this photo: "Last year I fell in love with a tiny girl called Bethan, she was beautiful and lovely, and had been my best friend. However things changed when we got together, not... Continue Reading →

Exhilarating Release

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 →

Bipolar Contradiction; Italia

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: “The sheer... Continue Reading →

11 Years Sober!

Photo taken by first-time contributor, Meg. Meg is a recovered alcoholic who has discovered not only how glorious life can be, but that everyone can have access to such joy. She has found purpose in supporting people in, not only living lives they love, but in designing the very lives they want to be living.... Continue Reading →

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