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Thief In The Night

Please welcome first-time contributor MBS, a 51-year-old woman from southwest London. MBS has experienced four major depressive episodes in her life. Sometimes she feels well, as if she doesn’t have any mental health difficulties at all. But other times, when circumstances and relationships become difficult, depression can sneak up on her. She has been receiving help to learn to recognise the signs and improve communication when things are tough.

About this photo: “I went out to shoot this picture in the early hours of the morning when this patch of the world is still fast asleep – a time when there should be rest and calm.  It’s also when terrible things like depression can creep up like a thief in the night.”

Find more from MBS at her website.


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7 comments on “Thief In The Night

  1. Karen
    August 30, 2014

    Yes, a thief in the night. That road in the night during depression can be very scary. Thanks for capturing it and talking about it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Barbara Rath
    August 30, 2014

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful photo. Hearing the artist’s story makes the photo even more stunning, with its broken center lines and empty cars. Lovely.


  3. Rajiv
    August 30, 2014

    Is lovely, moody, mysterious..


  4. luro97
    August 31, 2014

    Welcome. I have definitely been down this road many times.


  5. Tip
    September 1, 2014

    Hello and Welcome. What a great photo and title. As luro97 said, I have definitely been down this road many times.


  6. Matt Williams
    September 3, 2014

    Crisp focus and lovely orange and blue tone! Nice.


  7. roshni
    October 14, 2014

    thanks for sharing. The photo is beautiful and honest. In solidarity.


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