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Voices Inside My Head

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 life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last four years. Before her partner’s accident, she had made up her mind and quit her day job to pursue being a photographer. Now she is working on making her dream a reality.

About this photo: “I call this photograph, ‘Voices Inside My Head.’ I feel like that many times… not necessarily actual voices, but my thoughts running and running  and running through my head, too much going on, or too much worries.

Find more from Teija at her blog.


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15 comments on “Voices Inside My Head

  1. lauramacky
    February 3, 2014

    Wonderful image.


  2. poemcollision
    February 3, 2014

    good luck, Teija!


  3. aliabbasali
    February 3, 2014

    Very dramatic use of light, nicely done.


  4. Rhys Jones
    February 4, 2014

    A fascinating image. It seems she wants to look at the world, but won’t let us see much of her.


  5. ggsisters
    February 4, 2014

    Great picture, indeed! And what a hell of a story! Literally…


  6. lumar1298
    February 4, 2014



  7. Developing A New Image
    February 4, 2014

    Teija……..wonderful vision, good work…..j


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