Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman with a mood disorder who experiences severe depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. She enjoys taking photos to express herself and her moods and emotions.
About this photo: “Sometimes it is easy to hold on to negative thoughts and feelings, but I know that those thoughts and feelings can be toxic, and that I need to let them go. I need to let them be washed away like waves over sand, so that I can be a healthy and productive person, and keep the important people in my life. I must fight to cultivate and nurture loving relationships, even when everything inside of me wants to shut down and push everyone away. I must learn to let myself fully love and be loved, and to let go of everything that keeps me from achieving that.“