Wired

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and a myriad of other disorders. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. Her coping tools include meditation, art, writing, and petting Zoe. About this photo: “Lately, my mind has been racing. Some days I simply cannot stop. Sleep is growing thin. It feels as... Continue Reading →

Window (Pain)

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 →

In Chaos Beauty Is Born

Photo taken by contributor Lori Goodwin, a woman who has suffered most of her life with complex post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. Three of Lori’s four children also struggle with mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. Lori is a long-time single mother who’s had very little in the way of resources except... Continue Reading →

Hope

Photo taken by first-time contributor Nicole, a woman in her forties who has had a diagnosis of bipolar with psychosis for the past six years. Nicole has experienced symptoms, however, since she was 19. Nicole is married to an amazing husband and has four incredible teenagers. While her priority is her health and family, Nicole is also... Continue Reading →

The Silent Cry

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 →

Alone at Christmastime

Photo taken by contributor Kevin W. Gardner, a 53-year-old man from Oklahoma who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the late eighties. Kevin is supported by a wonderful mental health team, including a counselor, case manager, and wellness coach. He uses photography as a coping skill whenever things gets stressful. About this photo: “This Christmas ornament represents me being alone... Continue Reading →

Floating Along

Photo taken by contributor Jennifer, a photographer in her twenties from Jacksonville, Florida. Jennifer suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Her photography is influenced by her PTSD, as well as anxiety in general. Jennifer's work tends to center on the themes of longing, nostalgia, and occasionally hope. She especially enjoys creating and photographing miniature scenes. While art has always been her passion, since developing PTSD, it... Continue Reading →

Devonport Wharf

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jonathan Bourla, a 49-year-old man from Snells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. Jonathan's career as a fine art photographer has run almost concurrently with his battle with Major Depression. His depression was originally thought by his doctor to be a "grief reaction" after extended time caring for his father during terminal cancer, whilst also... Continue Reading →

Winter Fog

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 →

Struggle

Photo taken by first-time contributor Evangeline Willis, a 22-year-old woman from Plymouth, England, who has struggled with anxiety and depression. Evangeline uses still life and models in her photography to capture complex emotions. She finds her work to be therapeutic and hopes that it can help others with similar issues. Evangeline would like to change the way society views people... Continue Reading →

Loss-Grief-Memory

Photo taken by first-time contributor Nanette Rae Freeman, a former librarian from Chicago and Memphis who lost her husband of 25 years in a violent motorcycle accident. She began making art as part of her grieving process. Nanette was a librarian at The Chicago Public Library for 23 years serving community members in neighborhoods throughout Chicago. She attributes... Continue Reading →

Alter Of Coin

Photo taken by first-time contributor John Kelly, a 44-year-old combat veteran from London who has battled depression and PTSD. Having served 9 years in the Royal Air Force, including periods in Kuwait and Iraq, John entered a period of great turmoil in his life, but had no idea why. With the break up of his young family, and the loss of... Continue Reading →

Anxiety In Between The Sheets

Photos taken by first-time contributor Morgan, a 20-year-old woman living in California. Morgan began experiencing depression and anxiety after her father tried to take his own life. Her mental health has improved greatly since that time, especially after having her daughter and feeling true unconditional love from someone. Morgan began to explore photography a few years ago as a way to escape.... Continue Reading →

I Get Stars In My Eyes

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 →

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