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Keep Swimming

Photo by 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 just existing rather than really living life. He has since stabilized, and discovered things that are good for him, such as creativity, and what he should avoid. His bipolar has led him to experience periods of immense joy and at other times wondering why the world is so crazy. Mostly, he treasures those close to him who have supported him and shown him that the world is really worth sticking around for.

About this photo: “Swimmer in Portsmouth – like the light. Probably a tri-athlete training. Like the calm atmosphere just him and the sea. Me when I am calm and things are just flowing.”

Find more from Matt at his blog.

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6 comments on “Keep Swimming

  1. Cheryl-Lynn Roberts
    November 15, 2014

    This is so beautiful and hopeful! May I reblog this post to Stigmahurtseveryone.info?

    Like

  2. charliebillups
    November 15, 2014

    Thanks for posting such and inspiring story!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. robertmgoldstein
    November 15, 2014

    Thank you for posting such a splendid story and picture.

    Like

  4. Reblogged this on Stop the Stigma and commented:
    Check out this amazing blog of a community of photographers. They are photographers living with or affected by mental illness; supporting each other one photograph at a time.

    Like

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