Photo taken by contributor Keith, a photographer who has struggled with depression. Keith has spent the last year working on a 365 project, sharing one photo per day for 365 days. Through working on this project he has come to accept and understand his struggles with depression. For a long time he believed his mood swings and inability to connect with others was normal. It took until his disconnect affected his life with his little girl and fiancé before he finally sought help. Since then, he has been taking small steps towards bringing his life back to a happier place. Photography and medication have been helpful tools on his journey towards being a healthier, happier, more fulfilled person.
About this photo: “I’ve been thinking about creating this image for a while now. It depicts many situations. To quiet one’s ability to speak about how they feel, or to control what they say is a crime in and of itself. We rely on communication to relieve ourselves of situations or emotion that may be bothering us. It is our right as human beings to express how we feel… through yelling, talking, screaming, and even sign language. Sometimes silence can be golden but other times it can be a cry for help.”