Where The Disorders Began

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor millrick, a man who currently resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Rick’s experience with mood disorders started as a teen in an isolated farmhouse, in an isolated village, in an isolated region of Canada. Having survived his first brush with suicide, Rick went on to a successful career only to have his life derailed by mental illness once again. Forty years later, Rick is rebuilding his life, starting by revisiting his childhood home.

About this photo: “These photographs were taken in Gaspé, Québec, Canada in July of 2014. The series is called “Sunny Bank.” This is where my mood disorders began. The farmhouse hasn’t changed much in the 40 years since I’ve lived there. It hasn’t changed much in the 100 years since it was built. As a teen I couldn’t find a reason for hope. There was no reason to live. Now, though, when I see the sun rise. I can feel hope again.

Find more from mill rick at his flickr.


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12 thoughts on “Where The Disorders Began

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  1. I like the feeling these photos impose. They seem like a nod to the series ‘Six Feet Under’. There’s a stillness. Perhaps a feeling of not being able to express yourself. Everything held in. Stifled. That’s what I get anyway. They’re great. I value art / photography that makes me feel.

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