Depression Self

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within... Continue Reading →

The Death Of A Dream

Please welcome first-time contributor Jodie Beardmore, a 21-year-old photography student about to enter her final year of university. Jodie has begun creating a series based upon mental health after recently being diagnosed with depression. About this photo: “My image 'The death of a dream' focuses on the loss of passion I endured at the beginning of my... Continue Reading →

The Black Swan

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age four, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. During her teen years, she began noticing extreme mood swings, manic one moment and depressed the next, and... Continue Reading →

Freezing and Invigorating

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, especially self-portraiture, was a tool that helped her throughout those challenging times, and allowed her to process her dark feelings. Carrie believes that her experiences... Continue Reading →

Dark and Lonely

Please welcome first-time contributor Anna Maria, a teenage photographer from a small village in central England. Anna was diagnosed with severe Anxiety and Depression at the age of 18, after being exposed to child abuse and bullying, as well as other distressing struggles later on in life. Anna is fighting very hard to overcome her mental... Continue Reading →

Dissimulate

Please welcome first-time contributor Annabella, a 22-year-old photographer based in the North West of England. Annabella has suffered from OCD and anxiety, and she uses her practice to demonstrate the emotions that go along with living with mental health challenges. When creating imagery she is highly influenced by states of mind, and the stigma attached to mental health. Annabella uses everyday... Continue Reading →

Listen To My Waves

Please welcome first-time contributor Heather, a woman who struggles with depression and anxiety. The overwhelming cycle she experiences of unpredictable triggers and ensuing hopelessness is countered by knowing beyond any doubt that she is loved and supported by family and friends. Living in a new city with so many new things to see and many new friends is giving Heather... Continue Reading →

Broken

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength to get her through every day. She has also found art and music to be great healers and outlets for the soul. About this photo: “Worn,... Continue Reading →

The Other Side Of The Looking Glass

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociation. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. She enjoys reading, writing, walking, and meditation. About this photo: “Have you ever wondered what lies beyond the the looking glass? Sometimes living with these diagnoses feels like I am spinning and the world that Alice saw is not too... Continue Reading →

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