Beauty & Innocence

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a 22-year-old mother from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his struggles with drug addiction. She suffered from depression through much of their early relationship as a result of being unable to cope. Loving someone with addiction can... Continue Reading →

Calming & Centering

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 22-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. Kait has a diagnosis of major depression, severe and recurrent, as well as having experienced anxiety and disordered eating during her teenage years. She is currently an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis where she studies Women,... Continue Reading →

Majestic Landscape

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious household herself with a family that experienced significant historical trauma. Leya believes that the key to our collective functioning is finding ways to calm our... Continue Reading →

If I Were a Bird

Photo taken by contributor Melissa, a teenager from Ohio. She has been suffering from depression and anxiety disorders since the age of 10, and PTSD since the age of 13. She self-harmed to the point of feeling addicted for 4 years. Photography has become her main outlet for when she cannot escape her feelings or urges to... Continue Reading →

Distance & Isolation

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Manhattan. She has been diagnosed with many mental heath conditions, including Major Depressive Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Bipolar Spectrum. She uses photography and writing to help cope. About this photo: "Sometimes photos of strangers out and about in the community can say more than set-ups ever could. I like this particular capture because... Continue Reading →

Closer to the Sun

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her... Continue Reading →

Grand Simplicity

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. Phedias got into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. He also was closely connected to mental health over the past few years when his mother was suffering from severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment she is now doing better.... Continue Reading →

Earth Art, Mandala

Photo taken by contributor Kendra Kantor, a 22-year-old woman from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a Wellness Mentor and Guide for creative women looking to embrace their self discovery and improve their mental health wellness. She is also a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered with mental health problems for most of her life. When she was 13, she... Continue Reading →

Save Me

Photos taken by contributor SaveMeFromBPD, a 28-year-old woman who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depression, and mild OCD. In 2010, she had a major breakdown and has been in and out of hospitals since, in both Europe and the Middle East. She has had some really traumatic experiences in the hospitals and in her life that have... Continue Reading →

Great Ocean Road; Melbourne

Please welcome first-time contributor Joshua R Beharry, a 26-year-old man from Vancouver who suffers from depression. Since early 2011, he has made volunteering and advocating for mental health a primary focus of his life. Joshua has experience with anti-stigma, mental health and wellness promotion at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He facilitates a peer-support group, as well... Continue Reading →

Siren in the Woods

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a 24-year-old conceptual fine art photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was right around the time when she was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Things that were once easy became impossible for her. Getting dressed in the morning,... Continue Reading →

Grand Tunnel of Depression

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in New York City. She was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder in her early twenties, and has been in treatment on and off for over a decade since. She enjoys art, music, taking photos, and cuddles from her dog. About this photo: "I took this recently in Central Park. I was... Continue Reading →

Whirlwind of Emotions

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a 22-year-old mother from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his struggles with drug addiction. She suffered from depression through much of their early relationship as a result of being unable to cope. Loving someone with addiction can... Continue Reading →

The Glowing Tree

Please welcome first-time contributor KB in Kansas. Many people know that KB has insomnia, but what they don't know is that she also struggles with severe depression and an attachment disorder. Her public life is filled with so much color and helping people find their creative universes, though her private life feels more like a... Continue Reading →

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