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Photo taken by contributor Luis Rosado, a man from Staten Island, NY who has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years. After struggling with an alcohol problem for over two decade, Luis is celebrating over four years of sobriety. Photography has always been a wonderful outlet for him to capture and hold on to the brighter moments in his life.
About this photo: “A couple of days ago, I was released from a psychiatric hospital after an almost complete mental breakdown. I recently lost a job of 15 years and last month my unemployment ran out. Everything seemed to be spiraling out of control. I finally put my trust in my wife and doctor and voluntarily entered an adult inpatient facility. One of my few joys, given the situation, was looking at a tree just outside of my window. It was changing for the Spring. I took it as my mantra.”