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Photo taken by first-time contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs like Speed, Mdma, Cocaine and Ecstasy until February of this year, when the drugs, combined with his medication and psychosis led doctors in Germany to diagnose him as schizophrenic. He had to stop his studies at university and lost his part-time job as a tennis coach. Shortly thereafter, he decided that he had to change his lifestyle. He looked for alternative ways of healing, and ended up going to India where he did an ayurvedic treatment for 7 weeks. His return flight was schedule for the 19th of September, but he discovered so many inspiring things that he changed his flight and is now staying in India till February to continue learning and healing.
About this photo: “The photograph was taken in Australia 5 years ago. It’s myself on it. It means a lot to me! Especially right now. It expresses my journey from the darkness (of the psychosis) to the light (of a happy life) again.”