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Photo taken by contributor Johanna, a 36-year-old guidance counselor from Finland. She has family members and friends who have suffered or continue to suffer from mental health challenges, such as severe depression and bipolar disorder. Many of her students also have different kinds of mental health issues and as a guidance counselor it is her job to try to help them, for example by creating personalized study plans to support their recovery to full health. She also hopes to one day start using the method of Empowering Photography (developed in Finland by Miina Savolainen) in her work. Johanna enjoys photographing nature and her everyday surroundings, as well as music photography.
About this photo: “For me there are very few things as calming and wonderful as a quiet walk in nature at dawn, when the beauty of the surroundings really remind me of the wonderfulness of this world. Every step on that path took me to new beautiful sights.”
Find more from Johanna at her Flickr.