Caught in Her Own Chaos

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a conceptual fine art photographer in her twenties from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was right around the time when she was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Things that were once easy became impossible for her. Getting dressed in... Continue Reading →

Catnap

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: “It's... Continue Reading →

Calm in the midst of the Storm

Please welcome first time contributor Kevin W. Gardner. Kevin has been suffering with mental illness all of his life. He deals with mental illness through photography and through music. He has a case manager that is supportive of his photography work. About these photos: “I took this photo in the rural town of Bluejacket, Oklahoma. During... Continue Reading →

Disorder

Please welcome first time contributor Kev Hawken, a documentary photographer currently based in England. Kev first encountered mental health issues when he was about 25 years old, suffering with panic attacks, stress and anxiety during a period of working away from home. After some time of being extremely ill he regained control of his life... Continue Reading →

Tangle of Life

Please welcome first-time contributor Jamie. After spending most of her life in and out of deep depressions, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a few years ago. She spent the first several years after her diagnosis in complete denial, shame and despair. Then there was a shift. She learned, slowly, that she had to make friends with... Continue Reading →

Depression Train

Photo taken by contributor Cheerios, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar I, Bipolar II with psychotic features, and Paranoid Schizophrenia. His first acute episode occurred five years ago at the age of 41. He has always loved photography. About this photo: “I took this picture several years back, it signifies to me how depression hits. Depression... Continue Reading →

Storms are Coming

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 →

Of Hurt and Hope

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. During her teen years, she began noticing extreme mood swings, manic one moment and depressed the next, and... Continue Reading →

Watching The Seconds Tick By

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 9-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office assistant but was signed off work due to mental health issues. She deteriorated even more after that, with time spent in hospital, going to see counsellors, and... Continue Reading →

The Dance

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living and coping with depression, PTSD, anxiety and a myriad of disorders. Annie lives with her cat, Zoe, and enjoys drawing, reading and walking in the months that her surrounding landscape permits. About this photo: “This photo was taken on a hike. As my friend and I came around a corner,... Continue Reading →

Our Place Among the Clouds

Photo taken by 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 →

Fascinated

Please welcome first-time contributor Kevin, an 18-year-old photographer from China. He is currently based in Chattanooga where he attends high school. He's been struggling with depression and anxiety for almost two years. He considers photography to be the best way for him to express himself. About this photo: “I always enjoy walking on crowded streets searching for... Continue Reading →

Shadows of Myself

Please welcome first-time contributor Anne, a 42-year-old divorced mother of two. Anne has dealt with post-partum depression after the birth of her first child, unemployment, a second child and subsequent divorce a couple of years later. Since then, she has found herself dealing with depressive episodes, made more acute by the solitude of her mono-parental situation and... Continue Reading →

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