Destruction

Please welcome first-time contributor Chelsea Hart, an Urban Explorer photographer who has been diagnosed with depression. Chelsea finds abandoned houses or buildings and photographs the items left behind by previous owners. She also almost always finds a chair of some sort at each place she visits. Photographing chairs has become Chelsea's staple for her signature... 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 →

Abandoned Ruins

Please welcome first-time contributor Leigh-Anne, a 46-year-old woman from Detroit who has battled a number of mental disorders for the past 44 years after experiencing severe childhood trauma. Her battles include addiction, anxiety, fibromyalgia, insomnia, major depressive disorder, PTSD, and a dozen suicide attempts. Leigh-Anne recently was discharged from the hospital earlier in the month after a heart attack and... Continue Reading →

Lonely Barn

Photo taken by first-time contributor Celeste J. Heery, a 46-year-old woman from Virginia who has lived with depression for as long as she can remember. In 2004, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which had gone undiagnosed for many years because she did not know what mania was and therefore did not report her symptoms... Continue Reading →

Isolated

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and a myriad of other disorders. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. Her coping tools include meditation, art, writing, and petting Zoe. About this photo: “This is a photograph of an old farmhouse that stands alone out in rural Minnesota.  There are no other... Continue Reading →

Choose

Photo taken by first-time contributor Mike Abraham, a man in his early fifties from central Ontario, Canada. Mike was an alcoholic and suffered from depression by the age of 25. Anxiety disorder entered in to the equation in his late thirties and it would be another ten years and a failed marriage before he found his salvation... Continue Reading →

Reality?

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 8-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office assistant but was signed off work due to mental health issues. She deteriorated even more after that, with time spent in hospital, going to see counsellors, and... Continue Reading →

Under Construction

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a 63-year-old writer living in Rochester, N.Y. Many of his friends and family members have suffered from depression and serious mental health issues. About this photo: “Rochester, N.Y. was home to the oldest urban indoor mall in America. Long after it had outlived its usefulness, it was torn down to make way... Continue Reading →

Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital

Photo taken by contributor SJ, a 28-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with OCD, PTSD and psychosis. Photography has given her a focus, and an outlet to express the feelings that she finds difficult to process and explain. About this photo: “My image is called "One Step At A Time." The once grand but daunting staircase of an... Continue Reading →

Dilapidated

Photo taken by contributor Ty Fitzgerald, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II. Ty has a fondness for Lo-fi and Lux filters because they intensify shadows, highlights and colors. Such photos visually represent the way he sees the world, a little brighter and darker than he imagines those without bipolar disorder see the world. About this photo: “This photograph of a dilapidated... Continue Reading →

Left Behind

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by letting the camera become his mind’s eye, and hopes that each photo he takes allows others to see the world as he sees it,... Continue Reading →

Even Barbie Can Have A Bad Day

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “Even Barbie is going to have a bad day sometimes. I found this head of a Barbie doll in a lush local park. There are plenty of more beautiful subjects in the park, but seeing... Continue Reading →

Amongst The Rubble

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “Standing (or sitting) amongst the chaos. Be the red chair. There is an old deserted church in our neighborhood, Pleasant Grove Baptist. It has a castle-like, crumbling exterior. I had been building the nerve to take a peak... Continue Reading →

Shipwrecked

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 →

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