Photo taken by first-time contributor Michelle who has battled Recurrent Major Depression for the past few years. For a long time she was struggling and didn’t know what was wrong with her, but eventually she was diagnosed, surprisingly by her gynecologist. Michelle writes, blogs and does photography as therapy. She has found that doing these things is self-settling and helps her manage depression much better.
About this photo: “This picture with a plant growing in it’s view was taken far from home. It represents the old and the new to me…how the old will always be there as in emotions and so on, but there, in the toughest of terrains, new fresh growth can be found – We can find this in ourselves too, even though some are heavily burdened with depression or other forms of mental illness, we are capable of developing new fresh light in our lives, getting there is not always easy, but it is possible.”