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Opening The Door On Mental Illness

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength to get her through every day. She has also found art and music to be great healers and outlets for the soul.

About this photo: “I think this image shows hope from the darkness I so often feel… I have felt shunned by some family members and friends since revealing my illness. It’s important that we spread the word and educate people that there is hope and a wide variety of treatment available for everyone. We don’t have to keep living in the darkness of our mental illnesses.”

Find more from Jacque at her blog.


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7 comments on “Opening The Door On Mental Illness

  1. Stuart
    August 7, 2014

    That’s wonderful!!


  2. mrmikewacht
    August 7, 2014

    Gorgeous shot, and deeply meaningful. I know how hard it is to open that door, but it can be so liberating. I hope you find peace in your decision.


  3. gregmercer601
    August 7, 2014

    Reblogged this on Big Red Carpet Nursing and commented:
    In the darkness, but the light is in view: I like this pic!


  4. gregmercer601
    August 7, 2014

    I really like this pic!


  5. thehappyhugger
    August 8, 2014

    I really love this photo!!


  6. luro97
    August 8, 2014

    Love the photo. Lord knows how many times I tried looking for this door. I am in complete agreement with you that we who suffer from mental illness need to let others know that we matter.


  7. iampeacenow
    July 25, 2017

    This is a wonderful photo. peace


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