Hidden

Photos taken by first-time contributor Ash, a teenage student from South Africa. Alongside several autonomic diseases, Ash suffers from severe depression intermingled with brief periods of hypomania. While her mood has improved on her current medication, Ash still goes through depressive episodes. She turns to photography as her mental safe-haven.About these photos: "These are a couple of self-portraits from... Continue Reading →

One Of Those Days

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 31-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 →

Grace

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “We watched them graze like cattle. Once they left the earth they left their awkwardness behind. They moved with such grace in the air. It was nothing but grace. It never ceases to amaze me how... Continue Reading →

Letting You Go

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital.... Continue Reading →

The Ocean

Photos taken by first-time contributor Khalil McBride, a teenager from Connecticut who has been living with psychosis and depression since he was 13-years-old. Over the years, he has seen numerous therapist and been inpatient several times, and when everything seemed hopeless, he discovered photography. About these photos: "The ocean reminds me of my thoughts, completely wild... Continue Reading →

A Hand to Hold

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter 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 could always... Continue Reading →

Silhouette

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 stories... Continue Reading →

Choose

Photo taken by first-time contributor Mike Abraham, a man in his early fifties from central Ontario, Canada. Mike was an alcoholic and suffered from depression by the age of 25. Anxiety disorder entered in to the equation in his late thirties and it would be another ten years and a failed marriage before he found his salvation... Continue Reading →

Pure Joy

Photo taken by first-time contributor Estelle Haward, a 52-year-old mother of three, and grandmother to a bunch of boys ranging from 2 months to 12 years. Estelle has battled mental health issues for most of her life. She finds that feelings, be it joy, peace, or sadness, when captured in an image last through seasons and heal the wounds of this scary and... Continue Reading →

Tired of this World

Photo taken by first-time contributor Marion Orgaer, an 18-year-old woman who lives in France. Marion, an amateur photographer and video director, was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. She loves taking minimalist photos because they help her to remove excess thoughts and keep only what is most important. About this photo: “I titled this photo 'Tired of this World' because I live... Continue Reading →

Trapped

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: “For me this photograph represents my feelings of being boxed in at different levels of anxiety and... Continue Reading →

Finding My Light in the Darkness

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 →

Intensity

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a writer and amateur photographer who has had several family members who have struggled with serious depression. He lost a brother to suicide in 1984. About this photo: “This photo was taken recently at Letchworth Gorge in Western New York. It’s called “intensity.” In my view, it captures the higher highs and... Continue Reading →

The Miracle of Becoming Whole

Photo taken by first-time contributor Annali, a 49-year-old mother and teacher from Massachusetts who has struggled throughout her life with depression, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety. In her twenties, she was diagnosed with PTSD, and for the past four years she has been struggling with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Since the beginning of her temporal lobe seizures, she has been taking... Continue Reading →

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