Melting Away

Photo taken by contributor justcallmeDeb, a 30 year old from Italy who spent her teens living with dissociative episodes. At the age of 30, she has published her first book, "Si vive solo due volte" (in English, "Life Is Only Twice"), and she discovered photography as a powerful tool for self-therapy. Above all, photography has allowed her... Continue Reading →

Feeling Very Small

Photo taken by first-time contributor Shanna, a 45-year-old in Georgia living with DID, Bipolar, Anxiety, Major Depressive Disorder, and PTSD.  She has found that having a camera in her hands grounds her and gives her peace. About this photo: “Due to many health problems, aside from my mental illnesses, I have been unable to get outside... Continue Reading →

Friendship

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: “We had never met before. It was awkward at first, but after those initial moments of wondering about trust, we became friends. Horses are very intuitive. They can sense your feelings,... Continue Reading →

Fractured

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: “There are times, in my life, when I feel that if one more thing happens, I will simple break apart. The bones in my hands, my very being will... Continue Reading →

Third Floor-B

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and periods of dissociation with her feline companion Zoe. About this photo: “How many times was I hospitalized?  Always on the inside looking out~ down and wondering when, I would be on the outside looking in~ up at faceless windows and knowing the pain... Continue Reading →

Escape

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD and dissociative disorder. Her coping tools include writing, walking, meditation, reading and being with her feline companion Zoe. About this photo: “Have you ever gotten lost watching clouds? Has time passed too slowly some days and on other days too quickly?  Caught in the trap... Continue Reading →

Self Portrait #5

Photo taken by contributor Heidi Spitzig, a 37-year-old woman from the Finger Lakes region of New York.  Heidi is a survivor of childhood sexual, physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse and lives with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and DID. She believes in the healing power of the creative process and uses photography as a way to remain present and connected to... Continue Reading →

Beauty Is In The Eye of The Beholder

Photos taken by contributor Shanna McKinney, a 40-year-old woman from Georgia who has struggled with an array of mental health challenges throughout her life. Only in the past few years during counseling for PTSD, anxiety, and depression, was she and the world introduced to Gidget, Squirt (Little Shanna), and Adrian, her dissociative identities. With the help of her alters, she is remembering and... Continue Reading →

Going In

Please welcome first-time contributor Heidi Spitzig, a 37-year-old woman from the Finger Lakes region of New York. Heidi is a survivor of trauma and lives with anxiety, depression, and Dissociative Identity Disorder. She believes in the healing power of the creative process and uses photography as a way to remain present and connected to the beauty found... Continue Reading →

Living The Bipolar Life

Please welcome first-time contributor Laura Mclean. a woman from Ontario, Canada, who was first diagnosed as a child with dissociative disorders. Auditory and visual hallucinations were the norm. At that time, in the 1970s, there were no treatments for her diagnoses. In the 1990s, psychologists deemed the disorder caused by Multiple Personalities, then in the year 2000 the... Continue Reading →

Ambiguity

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorder and a myriad of other issues that haunt her. She enjoys writing, creating art, and her cat Zoe. About this photo: “I wanted to call this photo "Ambiguity" because the viewer cannot quite determine where the photo was taken, the context is uncertain.... Continue Reading →

Gift Of A Child

Photo taken by contributor Shanna McKinney, a 40-year-old woman from Georgia who has struggled with an array of mental health challenges throughout her life.  Last year during counseling for PTSD, anxiety, and depression, she and the world were introduced to Gidget, Squirt (Little Shanna), and Adrian, her dissociative identities. With the help of her alters, she is remembering and healing... Continue Reading →

At a Crossroad

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Annie, a woman who has battled depression, major anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and dissociative disorder. About this photo: "I call this photo 'At a Crossroad with Trees.' I have a fascination and love of trees. When I am amongst trees I am most at peace." Find more... Continue Reading →

Multiple Personalities

Photos taken by Quantumphysica. In her words: "Last year was a hectic time for me, I got incarcerated (twice) and have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, malignant narcissism and mild DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder or Multiple Personality Disorder). The schizophrenia is most likely a hereditary condition, as there are more cases on my mother's side of the... Continue Reading →

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