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: “It was such a hot hot morning last August when I shot this one with my muse. This photograph is one of the ones I go back to, look at it, and I feel that I have done something right, learnt something. I know there are flaws in it, but the flaws fade because I remember how good I felt in that day. Like all the flaws in me melted away for a moment.”
Find more from Teija at her blog, and don’t miss her Mental Health Month video!
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