Photo taken by contributor Danielle who suffers from depression, anxiety and agoraphobia to varying degrees. She is trying to find tools beyond her doctors and medications to help her feel better and get out more. Photography is one tool that has been helpful in recent months. She wants to continue learning more about photography and taking more photos.
About this photo: “I used to do everything. I would take the train or subway, go to restaurants or bars without a second thought, and work a full time job. That all stopped when my depression got bad. Thankfully I am starting to get out more. A little at a time. I even got to the beach recently. Instead of looking out and being flooded by my usual negative thoughts (looks like an endless sea of depression… I wonder what dangers are right beneath the surface… I wish the sea would sweep me away), I tried to focus on being present and taking in the vast beauty and infinite potential of the world.“