Through The Swamp

Please welcome first-time contributor Hank Shaw, a man in his sixties from Rochester, NY. Hank lost a brother to undiagnosed mental health problems that resulted in suicide. Members of his extended family have also suffered from severe depression. Hank is a professional writer and amateur photographer. About this photo: “I took this photo at Thousand Acres Swamp near Rochester because... Continue Reading →

You’re Gonna Rise Again

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 →

Bridge To Sobriety

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 decades, Luis is celebrating six years of sobriety. Photography has always been a wonderful outlet for him to capture and hold on to the brighter moments in his... Continue Reading →

Spider Art

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Janice, a 59-year-old woman who suffered a deep depression after losing her younger brother five years ago. Janice buried her feelings of despair and loss by caring for her parents in their time of grief, only to have her own feelings and emotions overwhelm her at a later time.... Continue Reading →

Meditation and Nature

Photo taken by contributor Lori Goodwin who has fought a lifelong battle with PTSD and Bipolar II (both of which were only recently diagnosed). She has had many people in her family also struggle with mental health challenges -- including anxiety, depression, OCD, and schizophrenia. Three of Lori’s four children also suffer differing combinations of anxiety, depression, OCD,... Continue Reading →

Human Color

Photos taken by contributor Brandon Halley, a 20-year-old fine art photography student from St. Louis, Missouri. Brandon suffers from severe anxiety and depression, and is currently in recovery from self-harm. Realizing that photography and digital art were the only ways he knew how to relieve stress in a healthy manner, he started doing it more often in hopes... Continue Reading →

Summer Anxiety

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in NJ who has suffered from anxiety and panic disorder for at least a dozen years, as well as periods of depression. It has affected her home life, work life, and personal life in many ways. She is trying to fight through it by working with doctors, using medication as needed, and immersing... Continue Reading →

Warrior

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process... Continue Reading →

Embracing The Depression Beast

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, a 37-year-old author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After a suicide attempt nearly ended his life at age 20, he became dedicated to understanding what led him to such a decision, and more... Continue Reading →

Trying To Connect

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who has battled depression, major anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and dissociative disorder. About this photo: “When I saw this tree, it spoke to me in many ways.  As I look at it this afternoon, I see spiderwebs, with tiny branches overlaying one another and the trunk reaching up with... Continue Reading →

Banishing The Demons

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Matt, a 40-year-old man based in West Sussex, England. Matt recently went through a depressive episode, during which he began photographing at one of his very lowest points. Counseling has helped a great deal, and he is starting to come to terms with his depression. Matt now spends his time looking for... Continue Reading →

The Peace Of Wild Things

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “For family reasons, we have just moved from the desert Southwest of Texas to the lush green area of North Texas. It has been quite a pleasant adjustment to the green of the earth. It... Continue Reading →

Raining Again

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Nick Baber, a 41-year-old Chief Operating Officer from Surry, England. Nick was diagnosed with depression four years ago, but has been suffering for over twenty years.  Since coming out of the closet about his mental illness earlier this year, he has been humbled by the support and encouragement... Continue Reading →

Before The Storm

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in NYC, a woman who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II and Borderline Personality Disorder, among other things. Photography is an outlet and coping tool that helps her through the challenging times. About this photo: "I feel like there is always some sort of storm brewing in my life. A stormy relationship. A work... Continue Reading →

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