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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: “I have had quite a rough start to this year, being sick and lots of little things that dragged me down even though I really, really tried not to let myself get down as easily as I used to. Sometimes it is just easier said than done. But my heart still beats, and I still want to create and photograph, I haven’t given up just yet. Still hopeful!”
Find more from Teija at her blog.