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. Her life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last five years.
About this photo: “Sometimes when someone really hurts you for no reason, breaks your heart… it feels like…why??? What have I done to deserve this? This moment was yet again a reminder for me, they can’t break me. They cannot take my ability to see the world, see the red sky, see how beautiful it is, even though I am crying. I won’t let them. I took this photograph in my backyard, I had been crying for a few days, I think it was the darkest moment since my spouse got paralyzed. But that sky gave me hope.”
Find more from Teija at her blog.