Losing Control

Photo by contributor Danielle, a woman with bipolar II disorder. She experiences extreme depression, agitation, anxiety, and panic attacks. About this photo: "This photograph was taken by my husband as I was being whisked off to have our baby. I like to be in control - of my environment, my situation, and most of all myself.... Continue Reading →

Eyes Full of Questions

Photo taken by first-time contributor Uday Narayanan, a 26-year-old from New Delhi, India. Uday has an uncle who suffers from Schizophrenia. His uncle has been living with him for the last 20 years. Growing up, Uday remembers his uncle as being a loving man who would play with him every evening, but who would get extremely moody... Continue Reading →

Sleeping Beauty

Photo taken by contributor Heather Hamilton, a 25-year-old woman from Utah. She suffers from major depression, OCD, as well as ADHD. She was officially diagnosed three years ago, but knew long before that she was depressed. She has been going though a ‘down’ time , and it seems she finds sadness in everything right now. Thankfully she finds a release... Continue Reading →

Here’s to ya, Dad

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “I started Memorial Day by watching the movie “Honor Flight”.  You can rent it via I tunes, grab a couple of hankies and watch it. A touching documentary about a bunch of WWII... Continue Reading →

Taking in the Beauty

Photo taken by contributor Stephanie from Knoxville, Tennessee. She has struggled with depression and anxiety since childhood, as well as PTSD. About this photo: “While my two nieces and I were driving to a specific location that I had in mind for a concept photo session, we passed an empty field that had tall grass and beautiful blue... Continue Reading →

Most Important Person In My World

Photo taken by first-time contributor MacKenzie R., a 17-year-old who has suffered from depression since she was nine. She tried to pull the "tough guy" act, and fight through it by herself, but she couldn't. She was diagnosed with depression when she was fifteen, and was put on an antidepressant. She made the decision to move... Continue Reading →

Frozen

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 →

In the Background

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Florida. Danielle is a woman in her thirties who suffers from bipolar II disorder. About this photo: "When I am feeling especially depressed or anxious or stressed, I try to force myself to go in nature, even if it is just taking a few steps outside my door. It... Continue Reading →

Crossroads

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: "I have been stuck back in my pit and am slowly crawling back out. Doc has been changing my meds around and the only thing good about that has been discovering Xanax.... Continue Reading →

In Which I Impart My Wisdom

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and 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 →

Self-Portrait #5

Photo taken by 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 showed... Continue Reading →

Someone To Count On

Photo taken by contributor Stephanie from Knoxville, Tennessee. She has struggled with depression and anxiety since childhood, as well as PTSD. About this photo: “This is a photo of my two nieces, they are in their teens and the best of friends.  I love this image because it reminds me of my older sister and I, we... Continue Reading →

Innocence and Wonder

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... Continue Reading →

Body in Nature

Photos taken by contributor Rachel Bussières, a 26-year-old Quebec
 City, Canada native, currently based out of the North Coast of California. She has been connected to mental illness since her childhood, when she had family members close to her struggling with different mental health issues, including severe depression. Rachel, who has a fine arts diploma and an... Continue Reading →

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