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 recently, and it seems she finds sadness in everything right now. She’s particularly sad about losing a friend, and knowing they will never reconnect.
About this photo: “This photo was taken with my iPhone 5, and then edited using Instagram. Simple, I know, but I don’t have a camera. These 2 flowers represent myself and my friend who I have lost. Not through death, but through life. The flower that is still budding is me. I have to learn to open up and continue living without him, as the flower next to it, represents him and his new life. He is thriving right now, and I wish him the best. I can continue, though it might be painful to open up in the beginning.”