The Calm And The Chaos

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 →

Hope Even On The Darkest Days

Please welcome first-time contributor Stephanie McLeod, a 36-year-old wife and mother. She first began to experience paranoid delusions, hallucinations, and severe mood swings in her teen years. After being misdiagnosed for years she was finally diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at 31 years old accompanied by years of drug and alcohol addiction. During times of mania and... Continue Reading →

Should Have Stayed On The Farm

Photo taken by contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal with the daily struggles, but sometimes becomes a battle of perfectionism. About this photo: “Now back in therapy, we are discussing medication again, some I’ve been on... Continue Reading →

Elegant

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: “I... Continue Reading →

Weeping Bridge

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 21-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years. She experienced her first anxiety attack at the age of 10, and it has been a battle ever since. Her mental health improved greatly after the birth of her daughter, when she felt true unconditional... Continue Reading →

TEDx Talk

Photo from contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties whose diagnoses include Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and the founder of Broken Light Collective. About this photo: “On March 7th I gave a TEDx talk called, How Photography Saved My Life and Launched a Worldwide Movement. The talk discussed the events that led up to my starting Broken... Continue Reading →

Thirsty

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: “Taking... Continue Reading →

Fine Art

Photo taken by contributor Jennifer Blue, a 54-year-old woman from Los Angeles who lives with Bipolar Disorder. Feeling more stabilized than ever due to her psychotropic cocktail, Jennifer is pursuing photography to communicate herself visually. Photography requires maximum focus, so it also brings her into the present moments of life. About this photo: “I am nuts with the job and school at... Continue Reading →

Hugging My Therapist

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 21-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years. She experienced her first anxiety attack at the age of 10, and it has been a battle ever since. Her mental health improved greatly after the birth of her daughter, when she felt true unconditional... Continue Reading →

Cinderella

Please welcome first-time contributor Melanie, a woman who has been living with Bipolar I Disorder for 12 years. Despite living with a mental illness, she managed to graduate college, magna cum laude, with her Bachelor’s in Psychology. She has performed research for the National Science Foundation and Department of Defense, has a published abstract, and... Continue Reading →

Nature At It’s Finest

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 21-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years. She experienced her first anxiety attack at the age of 10, and it has been a battle ever since. Her mental health improved greatly after the birth of her daughter, when she felt true unconditional... Continue Reading →

Beneath The Side Effects

Photo by contributor Brandy, a 37-year-old Certified Veterinary Technician and photographer from the Willamette Valley in Oregon, who alongside her Pomeranian, Zipper, has devoted her life to animal advocacy and photography. Brandy was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2004, amongst a myriad of other mental afflictions, but has suffered from severe clinical depression and anxiety since the age of 12.... Continue Reading →

Our Deepest Fear

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties whose diagnoses include Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and the director of Broken Light Collective. About this photo: “I've been in a very dark place, but I'm ready to do whatever it takes to get better. For my girls. For my... Continue Reading →

Swimming Together

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: “Sometimes... Continue Reading →

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