For My Dearly Departed Dad

Photo submitted by Danielle, a woman who suffers from a severe mood disorder. She experiences extreme depression - the kind where it is hard to work or even get out of bed - as well as anxiety, panic attacks, and at times agoraphobia. She loves taking pictures and hopes to be able to travel if... Continue Reading →

Leap, And The Net Will Appear

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: "Leap, and the net will appear …said American naturalist and essayist John Burroughs. Too often, we hold ourselves back, so whenever anyone takes a leap, I feel energized. Of course, one... Continue Reading →

Grasping for the Light of Hope

Photo taken by contributor Danielle at Green Pond. She has been diagnosed with many things due to her intense mood shifts, including most-recently bipolar II disorder. About this photo: "There is something beautiful about the curves of clouds. The way countless people can look at the same sky and see different things. I see a heart.... Continue Reading →

Hey Girl, You’re Bald

Photo taken by Melanie who suffers from Trichotillomania, or compulsive hair pulling. She is a former environmental lobbyist of 30 years, who left Capitol Hill to pursue her dream of being a writer. She is nearing the end of her Masters in Writing program at Johns Hopkins University. Writing has been spiritually and emotionally healing for her, and... Continue Reading →

Staring Through the Bars

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 four and six-year-old young grandchildren. Thankfully she has a supportive partner Rick who helps make daily life with children possible. Her grandchildren, as well as her recent love... Continue Reading →

Seeing the World Through New Eyes

Photo taken by first-time contributor Hope, a 39-year-old woman from Georgia. She inherited depression from her parents, both of whom suffered from depression, plus developed anxiety. After dealing with it for 39 years and being on countless medications prescribed by her internist, her doctor finally convinced her to begin therapy this past March. Through the... Continue Reading →

Even In Darkness There is Always Light

Photo taken by 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 at times.... Continue Reading →

Trying to Stand Tall

Photo taken by PS, a 30-year-old Indian woman from the foothills of the Himalayas. For the past year she has been living a gypsy life in Europe, dividing her time between The Netherlands and Germany. She first experienced depression when she was a teenager. She had a fairly abusive youth(mental and physical), that left her... Continue Reading →

Shedding the Skin of Depression

Photos taken by Danielle, a contributor in her thirties on the bipolar spectrum. Most recently she  has been experiencing depression and agitation. Photography is one of the few things that brings her joy. About these photos: "I am not a bug person. They creep me out. At times I even start to think I can... Continue Reading →

Sun Rising

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jamie Li, who currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She loves travel, music, design, architecture, food, art, and photography. She picked up an old 450D camera during a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 and hasn’t looked back. She has friends who have been depressed their whole lives. She sees that once in a while... Continue Reading →


Photos taken by first-time contributor Laura K. who lives in the UK. She is currently finishing her A2 exams and will be going to university next year to study art. Laura has experienced anxiety and panic attacks brought on by chronic pain syndrome in her hip last year. About these photos: "This was for my A2 Exam... Continue Reading →

The Dance of Photography

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who suffers from major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder. Her family and photography are her inspirations and true loves. They keep her going on the darkest days. About this photo: "I have been staying inside a lot because of my depression, but the nice weather and an unavoidable errand forced... Continue Reading →

Flying in my Dreams

Photo taken by first-time contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and when he does so - for pleasure or for work - he gets in contact with local people to have them pose for him. He worked for many years in his local community with... Continue Reading →

Functional But Not Quite Right

Photo taken by contributor John Nooney, a 47-year-old gay man from a suburb of Denver, Colorado, who has been HIV+ since 1989. John has dealt with mental illness for most of his life, including chronic depression and severe anxiety attacks. His first bout of depression occurred when he was 14, though it wasn’t until he was 22 that... Continue Reading →

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