Inertia

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Anna Jean, a 20-year-old woman located in Leicester, UK. One of Anna Jean's close family members suffers from manic depression, and while the rest of the family refuse to be diagnosed, many struggle with symptoms of various mental illnesses, including the artist herself. About this photo: "When I took... Continue Reading →

Dreaming With Open Eyes

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked for many years in his local community with people affected by physical and mental impairments, and he understands and is sensitive to the challenges that... Continue Reading →

Anxiety and Taking Chances

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a conceptual fine art photographer in her twenties 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... Continue Reading →

Gift Of A Child

Photo taken by contributor Shanna McKinney, a 40-year-old woman from Georgia who has struggled with an array of mental health challenges throughout her life.  Last year during counseling for PTSD, anxiety, and depression, she and the world were introduced to Gidget, Squirt (Little Shanna), and Adrian, her dissociative identities. With the help of her alters, she is remembering and healing... Continue Reading →

Cattails at Dusk

Photo taken by contributor Jeanne Fiedler, a woman from Washington Twp., NJ, who has been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. Her mood swings used to control her life, but she has since taken full charge of her illness and does everything she can do for recovery, including implementing tools such as holistic spirituality, communion with nature, and positive psychology. About this photo: “This photo, which I call "Cattails... Continue Reading →

Freedom From Mental Illness

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who suffers from both mood and personality disorders that often leave her feeling depressed or panicked. She uses art and photography as a part of her therapeutic process, in addition to therapy and medication. About this photo: "I dream of a day when I can feel free from the chains of mental illness. When I... Continue Reading →

Finding Space

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 →

Facing Mortality

Please welcome first-time contributor Alyson Vega, a fiber artist from New York City who taught herself to sew and quilt at a young age. Alyson suffered from depression her entire life, but found that teaching helped keep her illness under control. She received a B.A. in Japanese Folklore and Mythology from Harvard University, and then taught for 22... Continue Reading →

Renewal

Please say a warm Earth Day hello to first-time contributor Jasmine Soto, a Fashion Designer from New York living with Bipolar Disorder. Jasmine is also a multimedia artist who loves photography, collage and watercolor. When she feels low, she tries to motivate herself to get up and out by taking her camera on a healing journey. She tries... Continue Reading →

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