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Photo taken by first-time contributor Ian Timings, a 38-year-old man from the UK. He has Bipolar 2 Disorder, though he struggles with the term “Disorder” because there are often time when he finds that his condition has advantages. He is keen to increase awareness about all aspects of mental health as he still occasionally receives stigma. He expresses himself through visual media and has a passion for photography. Amongst his other interests, he is interested in art and design, film, music, keeping strange and unusual creatures and plants, and almost anything to do with nature.
About this photo: “I often try to communicate aspects of my condition by using analogies. This is how it feels to be manic/hypomanic.”