Time On My Hands

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 had no idea as to what this image was going to be when I started to craft it. It didn’t take too long, but I was wasting a lot of... Continue Reading →

Shadow Self

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in NJ who has recurrent depressive episodes. She has lived with mental health issues for most of her life, and has also had close friends and family who have suffered from various mental conditions. She wants to advocate for others, but first she is trying to learn to advocate for... Continue Reading →

Balance

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked for many years in his local community with people affected by physical and mental impairments, and he understands and is sensitive to the challenges that... Continue Reading →

St. Lucian Sunset

Photo taken by first-time contributor nomaggsrush, a woman currently living near Reading UK, however, she shall soon be "going nomadic" in retirement. She has had unipolar depression since her late teens, possibly due to a gene and a personality disordered mother. Unfortunately due to a couple of events (not due to her mother) she also... Continue Reading →

Even in the Worst Places there is Hope

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a 24-year-old conceptual fine art photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was right around the time when she was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Things that were once easy became impossible for her. Getting dressed in the morning,... Continue Reading →

Falling into the Abyss of Depression

Photo taken by contributor Jocelyn Ang, a 20-year-old woman from Singapore. Her mother was diagnosed with clinical depression when she was just 12-years-old. This was difficult for her, and over the next few years, that combined with the pressures of school and other responsibilities proved to be too much. Jocelyn fell into a major depression herself when she... Continue Reading →

Between the Rice Paddies, Cambodia

Photo taken by contributor Cassandra, a 32-year-old woman from New Zealand who lost her older brother to suicide when she was 14-years-old. Beyond being sad and shocked, she was very angry. She remained angry about what she considered his ‘weak and stupid choice’ for most of her life, until last year, when she suffered her... Continue Reading →

Breaking Free

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a 36-year-old woman currently living in FYROM, Macedonia, serving as a volunteer for the Peace Corps. She is working with a non-governmental organization that promotes women empowerment within the small town of Radovish. Lakesh was in a two year relationship with a woman who was diagnosed with depression. Their relationship was... Continue Reading →

Focus

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who suffers from generalized and social anxiety disorders and panic attacks. It affects her relationships and functioning in daily life. She has used medication to control her anxiety and panic, but is trying to find alternative tools and techniques so she does not have to... Continue Reading →

Rest

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 →

Seeing Beauty

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 21-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. She is trying to see all 50 states and has been to 38 so far. Kait has a diagnosis of major depression, severe and recurrent, as well as having experienced anxiety and disordered eating during her teenage... Continue Reading →

Capturing Light, Thailand

Photo taken by contributor n23art who has struggled with depression for much of his life. Most of the time it’s manageable, but there have been a few times when it has hit him very hard. He is originally from the UK, but currently lives in Thailand. About this photo: "Chiang Mai, Thailand. August 2012. I'd love to... Continue Reading →

Regrown

Photo taken by first-time contributor Craig A. Miller, a 37-year-old author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After a suicide attempt nearly ended his life at age 20, he became dedicated to understanding what led him to such a decision,... Continue Reading →

Friends and Travel, Iran

Photo taken by contributor Shayan, a 25-year-old man from Tehran, Iran. He bought a camera last year and started to study and practice photography on his own. He has not experienced mental illness, however his aunt has. She has trouble concentrating and thinking clearly, and has problems with her socializing and learning abilities. It is believed to perhaps... Continue Reading →

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