Locked Up or Let Free?

Photo taken by first-time contributor Janine Kain from Scotland. She struggles with Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, Anxiety and OCD. She feels that photography gives her the opportunity to explore and express herself in a world where there is no reality - only perception. About this photo: "The Chain photograph represents my journey of coming to terms with mental... Continue Reading →

Light Is Out There

Photo taken by SPIRAL, a 27-year-old woman from Prague, Czech Republic. She is a psychology student, a wife, a carer and a step-mother of an 8-year old. She also calls herself a trouble maker with a very confused mind, endless feelings of emptiness, as well as intense emotional roller coasters. In 2008 she was diagnosed with a... Continue Reading →

Fighting Stigma

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from the mental health issues above, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar II. About this photo: "This is a submission for both Broken Light Collective, and Unmasked, a project that encourages people to come out about their diagnoses to help fight stigma. It is hard for me to put... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness

Photo taken by Living with BPD, a 24-year-old woman from the UK. She has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. After years of self harm, suicide attempts, disordered eating and severe anxiety, she is trying to heal herself through DBT. She blogs about her life to help others to see that they are not on their... Continue Reading →

La Bailarina

Photo taken by Paz, who struggles with depression. She was diagnosed with bipolar II in 2008, but a year ago got a more accurate diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. More about her history here, which includes drugs and a brittle bone condition. She writes and edits video and does other photo-related freelance work such as photo resaturation when... Continue Reading →

Nobody’s Perfect

Photo taken by Halfwaybetweenthegutter, 27, living on the coast in the UK. She is very familar with diagoses and the failings of her mental health system. Dignosed with borderline personality disorder, severe anxiety disorder and clinical depression. She spends her time writing and trying to craft a somewhat normal life after years of struggling. About this photo:... Continue Reading →

Not to Full Capacity

Photo taken by Jill, 38, from Boston. I took these within an hour of returning home from my first hospitalization. I wanted to document how I looked, whether I would ever look like my real self again. Except, as it turned out, this is my real self. I woke up one winter morning, one year... Continue Reading →

Empty

Photos taken by Paz, who was initially diagnosed with bipolar II, but recently got a new diagnosis of major depressive disorder comorbid with borderline personality disorder. She was also born with a brittle bone condition, hence the wheelchair. About these photos: This is a two-part piece taken in 2009. It was during a time when I was messing with... Continue Reading →

Finding the Strength to Get Out

Photo taken by Serena Pirredda from Genova, Italy. She has suffered for many years with depression, and symptoms of borderline personally disorder. About this photo: Too often I felt out of place. There was always something wrong with me, with the way I looked and the way I behaved. I always felt like everybody was better than... Continue Reading →

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the negative emotions and turn them into something positive and productive. She says that helps her to lead a normal life without restricting herself or being... Continue Reading →

Layers of Life; Psychiatric Hospital

Photo taken by The Quiet Borderline, who suffers from depression, anxiety, and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). This photo was taken in the art room of her psychiatric hospital in Israel. I have been hospitalized for 14 months and am due to be released next Tuesday. This is a photo of the art room that I have been... Continue Reading →

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