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Flicker

Please welcome first-time contributor P. McCormick, a 20-year-old from Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been battling depression and anxiety since the age of 12. Her father has also suffered from depression secretly for over 20 years. He finally admitted to it in recent years, and accepted help over the past six months. Unfortunately he has still struggled and even attempted suicide recently. P’s father, mother, and younger siblings all now attend therapy. P. is scared of heading down a similarly destructive path as her father. She feels for him, but cannot bring herself to forgive him for denying his mental health issues for so many years (and blaming hers on teen angst), and how his denial has negatively impacted her mental health.

About this photo: “A flicker can grow to be powerful but a flicker is also vulnerable and can easily be snuffed out.

Find more from P. at her website and blog.

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9 comments on “Flicker

  1. Know-All
    November 30, 2013

    Fabulous composition!

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  2. Beauty Along the Road
    November 30, 2013

    What a hauntingly beautiful picture!

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  3. Brother of Christ
    November 30, 2013

    That photo contains creativity, imagination and the truth. Not many people possess your talent and even fewer have the ability to capture it in a camera lenses. Congratulations on a stunning photo.

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  4. Stephen Kelly Creative
    November 30, 2013

    excellent! this works on so many levels.

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  5. Leah Givens
    November 30, 2013

    Very powerful image and story.

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  6. Naomi Baltuck
    December 1, 2013

    Love the pairing of the photo and the story. My heart goes out to Ms. McCormick and her dad.

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  7. the90tenproject
    December 1, 2013

    What a powerful image. Many will benefit from those who openly share their struggles. It breaks the shackles of silence. Thank you.

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  8. carrico
    December 3, 2013

    Ditto to all of the above. Thanks.

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  9. Paula McLane Jennings
    December 6, 2013

    fascinating photo!

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