Dark Place

Photo taken by first-time contributor Julie, a California-based photographer who also works in film. She's been battling anxiety and depression for over ten years, suffering from panic attacks in between. Julie was initially put on medication for depression in her early twenties, but it did not seem to help her and she eventually stopped taking it. During... Continue Reading →

Eye Of The Storm

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, PTSD, anxiety and dissociation. Annie has survived a suicide attempt. Annie copes by meditating, doing yoga, walking when weather permits, listening to music, reading, writing and art. Annie lives with her feline companion and best friend Rumi. About this photo: “We never know when a horrific... Continue Reading →

Eclipse

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, PTSD, anxiety and dissociation. Annie has survived a suicide attempt. Annie copes by meditating, doing yoga, walking when weather permits, listening to music, reading, writing and art. Rumi, her feline companion, is her best friend. About this photo: “Eclipse of the Sun, eclipse of my spirit,... Continue Reading →

Seizure

Photo taken by Basil, who was struck by lightning at the age of 11, and was in a coma for eight months. Basil woke with a brain injury, and has had seizures as a result as well as a problem with anxiety. Basil has lived in group homes throughout his life and has been attending a mental... Continue Reading →

The Other Side Of The Looking Glass

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: “Have you ever wondered what lies beyond the the looking glass? Sometimes living with these diagnoses feels like I am spinning and the world that Alice saw is not too... Continue Reading →

Catharsis 3

Photo taken by contributor Jennifer Blue, a 53-year-old manic depressive avidly shooting in Los Angeles. Photography has always been her primary art medium because of its immediacy. Her search and creation of decisive moments has been a valuable therapeutic tool. About this photo: “This is image #3 from the Catharsis Series, 2016, a self-portrait.  I am going through some heavy shit... Continue Reading →

Seeing The Light

Photography by first-time contributor Katie McLaughlin, a teenager from Connecticut. Katie was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety when she was thirteen years old. She has since been hospitalized many times due to both manic and depressive episodes. Thanks to medication, therapy, family, and friends, she is finally starting to live life to the fullest. About this photo:... Continue Reading →

Tick-Tock

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, depression, anxiety and a myriad of disorders. Annie also lives with her cat, Zoe, and enjoys drawing, reading and walking in the months that her surrounding landscape permits. About this photo: “Tick-Tock was named that because it reminds me not only of the insides of a time mechanism, but... Continue Reading →

Swirl; a Depiction of Depression

Please welcome first-time contributor Cracked Porcelain, a young adult who has faced many trials in her life, including depression and anxiety. She suffered in silence for many years until she entrusted this secret with someone who cared for her. She still experiences mental health challenges on a regular basis, but she battles them day by day with the help and... Continue Reading →

Construction Ballet

Please welcome first-time contributor Michael, a 50-year-old software engineer from New Zealand who was diagnosed with clinical depression several years ago. To help his treatment, his family presented him with a camera, and membership in the local photographic society. He and his camera have been constant companions ever since. In trying to communicate how his depression feels through photography, he has... Continue Reading →

Leaves and Sky

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: “There are many dark days when a few hours wandering around with the camera is the best possible therapy. And there are other days when I... Continue Reading →

Autistic Brain On Fire

Photos taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within... Continue Reading →

Shattered

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 and art, and escapes reality by reading or being among trees. About this photo: “This photo was taken on a walk in LaCrosse, WI with my daughter.  She visits once a year... Continue Reading →

Bipolar Brain

Photo by contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost and in many ways existing or deluding himself rather than really living life. He has since stabilized, and discovered what is good for him, such as creativity, and what he should avoid. His bipolar has... Continue Reading →

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