Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a 36-year-old woman currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and downs, and both pockets of joy and memorable disappointments. The relationship has since ended but that experience has changed her perspective of mental illness. She will forever be grateful for the lessons they taught each other.
About this photo: “This photograph was taken during a holiday picnic in Kriva Palanka, Macedonia. I was playing with my camera and managed to capture these little ones. I have no idea why I am in love with this shot. Perhaps, it is because it resonates the strength of our inner children. Or maybe it’s just a reflection of my vision of yin and yang.“