Charly

Please welcome first-time contributor Janine, a woman who has struggled with depression for nearly ten years. She has found it difficult to engage with others, especially in social situations, and has been afraid of what others will think and say. Janine is now dealing with her depression in a positive way by putting together a short 'day in the... Continue Reading →

Psychosis

Please welcome first-time contributor Renée, a 28-year-old woman who has lived through psychosis. Three year ago, her world came crashing down. She was starting a new job, trying to make new friends, and looking for the good in people. Stress led to not sleeping and not taking care of herself, body and mind. She ended up becoming an... Continue Reading →

Inner City Tree

Please welcome first-time contributor Susan, a 42-year-old woman diagnosed with schizophrenia. Susan grew up on a grain and cattle farm near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, in Canada, and enjoys taking pictures of nature and wildlife. She finds that photography allows her to explore her creativity and it brings her joy. It also helps her to deal with grief issues and the losses that... Continue Reading →

Esoteric Enchantress

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 →

Bright Under Heaven

Please welcome first-time contributor Natty, a 30-year-old writer and stargazing drifter whose diagnoses include bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Natty is fresh out of a rehab clinic and living in halfway housing. Her major interests include iconography, sleep paralysis, and heresy. About this photo: “Every morning I offer incense to Our Lady, praying for peace to... Continue Reading →

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