We are photographers living with or affected by mental illness; supporting each other one photograph at a time. Join our community, submit today!
Photo taken by contributor Michelle who has battled Recurrent Major Depression and OCD for 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, who then referred her to a psychiatrist. One of the factors that contributed to her depression, was years of abuse as a child. Michelle writes, blogs and does photography as therapy. She has found that doing these things is self-settling and helps her manage her depression.
About this photo: “I was going to my daughter’s little flat to tell her something, but I stopped at the door. She had left the door open and being a bit of an artist myself, I realised that she was in the zone. I didn’t want to break the creative energy there…so I quietly just stole a little picture with my cell phone. Writers, artists, and poets will most probably nod in agreement and understanding when I talk about being in that particular creative zone…which should not be interrupted.”