Awaken

Photo 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 →

War Flower

Please say hello to first-time contributor Bridget Walsh-Stone, a woman who was diagnosed with Bipolar I and Panic Disorder over 12 years ago. She sees a psychiatrist regularly and takes meds daily. Her prognosis has improved but it is a daily struggle. She has a B.A. in Visual Art from the University of Illinois in Springfield. Her... Continue Reading →

New Beginnings

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Long Beach Island. She is a writer in her thirties who falls on the bipolar spectrum, and to a lesser extent OCD, BPD, ADD and PTSD. She has suffered more than anything with severe, at times suicidal, depression. She finds joy in art, both viewing and creating it, most of... Continue Reading →

Why?

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorder and a myriad of other issues that haunt her. She enjoys writing and art, and escapes reality by reading or being among trees. About this photo: “Why… is the depression that I feel, relentless?  Day in and day out, my ever--present companion, a shadow... Continue Reading →

One More Flies Away

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: "Rest in peace my fellow flyer, no more black dog after you. Hope you get a seat up front.I am lifted that at least I know money and fame are not the answer.Sadden by... Continue Reading →

The Soul In The Strings

Please welcome first-time contributor David Ocampo, a 21-year-old graphic designer, musician and photographer from Mexico. David began feeling depressed at a young age. He has survived two suicide attempts, and continues to battle depression. The only times when he doesn't feel the pressure and sadness are when he is creating art and taking photographs. About this photo: “These are the two things that make... Continue Reading →

Untitled

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a 22-year-old mother from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his struggles with drug addiction. She suffered from depression through much of their early relationship as a result of being unable to cope. Loving someone with addiction can... Continue Reading →

Gods and Monsters

Please say hello to first-time contributor Mike Cullen, a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY, who specializes in abstract and impressionistic landscapes. After a few decades of working in the photo industry, Mike decided it was finally time to move from the business and editing side over to the creative. He's been working on an extensive series of images... Continue Reading →

Taking Off

Please offer a warm welcome to first-time contributor Jake, a man from British Columbia who started experiencing depression when he was a little boy and was officially diagnosed at age ten. When he was eleven he was sexually abused by a trusted adult. It took him years to recover from the betrayal. He took comfort in reading... Continue Reading →

Texture and Tenacity

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and rape. She has survived suicide attempts and years of self-harm. After wandering her way through life unable to trust and barely feeling alive, she is... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Leaf

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost and in many ways existing or deluding himself rather than really living life. He has since stabilized, and discovered what is good for him (being creative) and what... Continue Reading →

Burning Bush; Aurora Borealis

Please welcome first-time contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by letting the camera become his mind’s eye, and hopes that each photo he takes allows others to see the world as he sees... Continue Reading →

Scarlet Fever

Please say hello to first-time contributor Roshni Ravi, a 24-year-old mental health professional based in Bangalore, India. She is interested in the exploration of existential ideas of hope, happiness, meaning, presence and being in therapeutic practice. Roshni also lives with a diagnosis of clinical depression. She finds negotiating her roles as both a mental health service provider and user an empowering and... Continue Reading →

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