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 often feel that I am all alone with my thoughts, with my art and with everything. There is so much going on in my head and heart, which I cannot talk about to anyone. Because I am afraid. Afraid that nobody cares or understands. This photo to me is about hope. I am always hopeful. Even when I sometimes feel like the sky is falling on me.”
Find more from Teija at her blog.