Treat

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a writer, photographer, and mental health advocate who suffers from bipolar II. Photography has been a helpful tool in her recovery and symptom management, especially with depression and anxiety. About this photo: “Many years before I was diagnosed with having a mental illness, I enjoyed dressing up and pretending to be someone else,... Continue Reading →

Monk’s Robes

Photo taken by first-time contributor listen to the babe, a woman who has suffered from anxiety since the age of seven. Her first depressive episode occurred when she was in her thirties. She has since had three major depressive episodes, with each episode lasting a few years. With the help of cognitive behavioral therapy, and a stubborn nature, she... Continue Reading →

A Young Person’s Mental Health

Photos taken by first-time contributor Thea Waldron, a 21-year-old fine art photographer currently based in the West Midlands, England. Thea has struggled with both depression and anxiety. Her work is an examination of human behaviour and challenges our perception of the issues facing society. Thea’s work is mostly portraiture-based and she frequently uses herself as the subject of her imagery. About these photos: “A young... Continue Reading →

Going Nowhere

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, depression, anxiety and a myriad of disorders. Annie also lives with her cat, Zoe, and enjoys drawing, reading and walking in the months that her surrounding landscape permits. About this photo: “Going Nowhere is that feeling of being stuck. Of having the doors to walk through and not... Continue Reading →

Existing in Extremes

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 →

Special Place 1

Photo taken 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... Continue Reading →

A Love Story

Photo taken by contributor David Ocampo, a graphic designer, musician and photographer in his twenties 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: “there's a person so important... Continue Reading →

My Body

Photo taken by contributor Kendra Kantor, a woman in her twenties from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered from mental health issues for most of her life. When she was 13, she started to recognize depression in herself and reached out for support. She started therapy and medication, and was... Continue Reading →

Seeing The Light

Photography by first-time contributor Katie McLaughlin, a teenager from Connecticut. Katie was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety when she was thirteen years old. She has since been hospitalized many times due to both manic and depressive episodes. Thanks to medication, therapy, family, and friends, she is finally starting to live life to the fullest. About this photo:... Continue Reading →

Monday

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter in her thirties from Northeast Kansas who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she... Continue Reading →

Planted

Photo taken by contributor Hannah, a 21 year-old who has battled depression and anxiety for seven years. She kept her depression and attempted suicide hidden for several years, but has since opened up about her story in an attempt to encourage others do the same. She helped start The Resilience Project to provide a platform for students to share their... Continue Reading →

Layers Of Our Mind

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 →

Haunted

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 29 year old graphic artist who has dealt with mental health challenges for over 15 years. She was first diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and bipolar at the age of 13. Although the symptoms and delusions altered her teen years, Liz has since grown to become aware of her early signs of depression... Continue Reading →

Port In A Storm

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “We all face storms. Sometimes we must wait them out in not the best of accommodations. But we wait them out. We must, knowing that the skies will clear and that bluer skies can lead to... Continue Reading →

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