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I Shall Be Released

Photo taken by contributor Ali, a 40-year-old father of two from London who was diagnosed this year with Anxiety and Depression. He is an author, a carpenter, and an occasional accountant.

About this photo: “I call this photograph I shall be released.‘ When you know what your triggers are, staying away from them is a type of captivity.

Find more from Ali at his blog.


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10 comments on “I Shall Be Released

  1. Son of Sharecroppers
    December 24, 2013

    A very powerful photograph.


  2. aimi
    December 24, 2013

    Reblogged this on Lost in The World Map.


  3. RobynG
    December 24, 2013



  4. Lala Rukh
    December 24, 2013

    This photograph is incredible !


  5. nirmal
    December 25, 2013

    YOU will emerge as WINNER>Best Wishes for Christmas and New Year.


  6. spencersamalvin
    December 26, 2013

    Great picture & message- what you say about triggers is true for me, too . . .


  7. Paula McLane Jennings
    December 28, 2013

    yes, the photo looks like you are struggling with a monster. great job. I can surely relate to depression and anxiety being a monster that holds me captive.


  8. Paulo Vasco
    January 1, 2014

    A strong pic!
    So Ali, please be strong to.


  9. Renate
    January 1, 2014

    This photo is so strong for me.
    I’m dealing with depression now for a few years
    And i try to stay away from my triggers and
    I’m trying to defeat the monster.
    So i can relate to this photo so much


  10. aliabbasali
    January 3, 2014

    Thank you all for the kind words and support.


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