Photo taken by first-time contributor Annie, a 58-year-old woman from Australia who lives with anxiety, panic disorder, and depression, all of which were diagnosed in 2013. She believes that severe chronic pain has been the catalyst to all of her mental health problems. Annie practices mindfulness weekly as part of her recovery plan.
About this photo: “I was editing this photo for another reason and by chance ended up with this image. The tears were in my eyes but the teardrop hadn’t fallen yet. So I photoshopped the tear that was about to fall. This photo depicts exactly what was going on in my mind, body and soul. I am always feeling blue. The white areas in this photo represent the high level of anxiety and panic that grips my mind day and night. The tear I cry is the physical pain that grips my body day and night. Mindfulness to be very honest only works for me sometimes. I must keep trying to turn the volume down however I can.“
Find more from Annie at her blog.